8 responses to What holidays do Amish celebrate?
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    Marilyn
    Comment on What holidays do Amish celebrate? (October 31st, 2010 at 17:11)

    What is Saint Michael’s Day and what significance does it have for the Amish?

    I’d appreciate an answer from someone!

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    David
    Comment on What holidays do Amish celebrate? (November 1st, 2010 at 22:21)

    Marilyn,
    This article may answer your question.

    http://www.amishnews.com/amisharticles/michael.htm

    Just copy and paste into your browser.

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    Michael
    Comment on What holidays do Amish celebrate? (November 5th, 2010 at 01:52)

    St. MIchael’s Day (Michaelmas) is September 29th. As it is my name day, I know that, and in the ancient churches (Roman, Orthodox, Anglican), it is a special day marking a seasonal transition (kind of like “first day of autumn” for the church) as well as the feast day honoring the archangel. Why the Amish, a very protestant group, observes Michaelmas, I cannot tell you. It’s an interesting question, though.

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    Joan Sheldon
    Comment on What holidays do Amish celebrate? (October 31st, 2011 at 20:38)

    The only holiday that I know of that the Unity ME Amish community celebrates besides their own birthdays is Thanksgiving. Not Christmas. I will ask Louella to make sure.

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    Nancy Zigment
    Comment on What holidays do Amish celebrate? (November 1st, 2011 at 08:05)

    What holidays do Amish celebrate?

    I live in Lancaster County, PA. As I was traveling to work this morning, there were MANY horse/buggies on the roadways very early. If I’m not mistaken, today is a religious holiday for the Amish but I cannot remember what it is … maybe All Souls Day. Does anyone know more about this? Thank you.

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    Jane Foard Thompson
    Comment on Amish holidays (January 6th, 2012 at 08:33)

    Amish holidays

    The Amish holidays are the same ones still celebrated in Switzerland today, at least around Zurich where my daughter lives, though most of the activities have been secularized.

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    Debra Bontrager
    Comment on What holidays do Amish celebrate (March 2nd, 2013 at 07:00)

    What holidays do Amish celebrate

    I knew an Amish family that hid a Christmas tree in the closet from the Bishop and anyone not in the family. These people later jumped over.

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    curious
    Comment on surprised (February 19th, 2018 at 02:46)

    surprised

    I was wondering if Amish/Anabaptists observe lent and do any fasting. I’m surprised to find out that there’s only few days in a year. My denomination (orthodox) requires fasting every Wednesday and Friday,40 days before Easter, the summer lent, 40 days before Christmas, and various other individual lents. Most of the lent we can’t eat meat fish eggs dairy or oil, some days oil is ok (Sundays).
    I was honestly surprised to learn that such a strict religious group, that I honestly admire for their strength and rules, actually is very forgiving when it comes to food. For us gluttony is a sin, thus the fasting is all year round and lasts several months.

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