Unusual Facts About the Amish You Need to Know

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2. What’s really the issue with Amish men’s facial hair?

If you have ever seen an Amish man, you probably noticed his long beard but clean-shaven face. Going back to the belief that they should live according to how God created them, Amish don’t shave their natural hair.

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The exception to this, though, is men are required to shave their mustaches. This is because back in the 1800s, having a mustache symbolized wealth or that you were in the military. Amish don’t follow fashionable statements and having a mustache would go against their wish to be ordinary.

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