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Rumspringa

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Rumspringa

  1. 1. Rumspringa The Amish coming of age ritual
  2. 2. What is Rumspringa? Rumspringa is the Amish ritual that lets the youth of their community a chance to experience freedom before they are expected to be fully dedicated to their religion. This usually happens between the ages of 14-16 to both male and female.
  3. 3. Who does Rumspringa? Rumspringa is only for the youth of the Amish communities across the world. This is one of the biggest things for any Amish person because it is a sign of trust that not only your family but your whole community trust you enough to let you go to Rumspringa.
  4. 4. Why do they do Rumspringa? The Amish believe that when someone is of age they are able to make their own choices when it comes to their individual faith and Rumspringa gives the youth a time to decide and experiment with their faith before they are baptised fully. Originally it was to scare the youth back to home but now there is more an influence to stay away for longer.
  5. 5. How long does it last for? Rumspringa lasts differently for each teenager. You are not officially of Rumspringa until you come home and get baptised. There is no expectance it can last all the way from 1 day to 7 years. But once you come back you cannot return to the ‘real world’. That is why there is a big scare that they will not return. Hence why they plant so much fear into the youths mind about the ‘real world’
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