Why Amish Men Don’t Have Mustaches

The Amish beard is a unique style of facial hair that comes with deep religious undertones. One of the most prominent features of the traditional Amish beard is the lack of a mustache. That’s because in the early days, the Amish and other Mennonites in Europe were often persecuted by the military. The Amish, being a pacifist group, didn’t want to associate themselves with those who waged war, so they strictly forbade their members from growing mustaches. While mustaches are not allowed, beards can't be grown by just any Amish man. Amish men are only permitted to grow a beard after they get married. The beard is the mark of an Amish male having become a man.