Amish Heritage And Village News

Want to learn more about Amish traditions, culture, and heritage? Want to see how The Amish Village changes over the seasons? We pack our blog with helpful articles all about the Amish culture and some news about The Amish Village.

How do the Amish Celebrate Christmas?

At this time of year, our thoughts shift to the holiday activities, family plans, and customs and traditions that make our celebrations special. It’s also a time when many families plan getaways to experience holiday events and activities in Lancaster County. And, when you’re in Amish Country, it’s only natural…
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Five Popular Quilting Patterns Among the Amish in Lancaster County

Visitors traveling to Lancaster County to see the Amish are often in search of Amish crafts like homemade quilts. The skill of quilting is still an important part of Amish culture today. Many quilts are made for special occasions within their community and indicate life-changing events such as weddings, births…
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How the Amish Keep Cool in the Summer Heat

With record temperatures blanketing most of the country this summer, we are all looking for ways to keep cool. For many, keeping cool means turning down the temperature on our central air or window AC units. But, what do you do if you don’t have AC? In Lancaster County, Amish families…
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The Meaning Behind Lancaster County Chicken BBQ

If there’s one thing Lancaster County is known for it’s our hospitality. Our traditions are rooted in a helpful spirit of community and centered around hearty homecooked meals. For the Amish, most celebrations are commemorated with a family-style feast prepared by all generations of the women within the community. It’s…
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The Best Way to Experience the Amish in Lancaster, PA

Each year, Lancaster County welcomes more than 8 million tourists, and many of them are traveling here to experience what is now known as Amish Country. Visiting Lancaster means something different to locals than it does to tourists. Locals use “Lancaster” to refer to the city of Lancaster, while tourists…
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What do the Amish Believe?

Beliefs vary slightly among Amish communities, some leaning towards more disciplined approaches to their religion and culture, and some allowing for more liberties with things, but the vast majority of their beliefs remain the same. Values like respecting family, loving one another, working hard, and honoring the Bible are beliefs…
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The 4 Core Values of the Amish Culture

The core Amish values are to lead a simple life of faith. The Amish believe that their religious faith and the way they choose to live are interdependent. These core beliefs lead to a very strong set of values of faith, family, community, and a simple unworldly life. In this…
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Harvest Season on the Amish Farm

If you’ve visited or live near Lancaster County, you know that farming plays an important role in our economy. In the summer and fall months, it’s not unusual to pass several Amish road-side stands as you travel through PA Dutch Country. Most Lancastrians love summer because it means fresh strawberries…
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What Does a Successful Amish Business Look Like?

Many people assume that all Amish are farmers, selling their produce at a roadside stand or in a local market. While farming is still a primary way of life for the Amish, the opportunities for Amish-run businesses have expanded in recent years. Today, many Amish have transitioned to non-agricultural means…
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What Do the Amish Do for Fun?

Many people think that an Amish lifestyle consists of all work and no play. However, that’s not entirely true — the Amish believe in hard work and resting well! Once all of their daily chores are done, there is time to relax and enjoy some leisure activities. However, compared to…
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