This Week in Amish Country: Ascension Day

Ohio's Amish CountrySpring is a beautiful time in Amish Country. The grass is a rich, verdant green; the fields are being prepared for planting; and a general sense of new life is in the air. Gardens are prepared, planted and watched over carefully. In the middle of the spring season. there is a day when much of the Amish world will stop, take a breath, and remember their deep connection to the traditional Christian world and faith. Continue reading

Ascension Day in Amish Country

This Thursday is Ascension Day, also known as Ascension Thursday or the Feast of the Ascension.

Farm work such as plowing would never be done on Ascension Day. The Amish faithfully refrain from working on this religious holiday.

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