Do Amish widowers shave off their beards?
November 18, 2007 7:05 PM Subscribe
What is the facial hair protocol for a widowed Amish man?
posted by dorothy humbird to society & culture (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Digging through Google hits hasn't produced the answer here. My understanding is that Amish males grow out their facial hair when they are married, so that a full beard (sans mustache) is the signal of a married man. But, what happens if his wife dies? Does he shave off the beard or let it remain?