Celebrating the new year is a universal experience enjoyed by many people of different cultures and religions. Rosh Hashanah refers to a special festival that celebrates the Jewish New Year which literally translates to “head of the year”. The festival begins in the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar which is typically during September or October. Here’s how to celebrate Rosh Hashanah.
Unlike modern Western New Year’s celebrations filled with boisterous festivities, Rosh Hashanah celebrations are more reserved and ceremonial. A critical part of the observance of Rosh Hashanah is hearing the sound of the shofar, a trumpet made from a ram’s horn, as part of the prayer service. Candle lighting is also a sacred practice for Jewish holidays in which women and girls light candles on the evenings of Rosh Hashanah as part of their prayer and blessings ritual.
Perhaps the tradition that is most eagerly anticipated for some is the feast that occurs during Rosh Hashanah. The festive meal is commenced with a reciting of Kiddush (prayer) over wine, and then the blessing over special bread. This is followed by the joyous eating of traditional Rosh Hashanah foods.
Rosh Hashanah Gifts
While it is not compulsory to send or bring gifts, many people still choose to engage in the thoughtful gesture of gift giving during Rosh Hashanah. If you’re wondering how to celebrate, Rosh Hashanah Gift baskets are a great option for a gift because of the traditional foods eaten during the holiday.
Apples dipped in honey is the first food typically consumed on Rosh Hashanah. Honey is very symbolic for Rosh Hashanah because it symbolizes the excitement for a sweet New Year ahead. Kosherline offers a wide variety of Rosh Hashanah gift baskets. Their “Hope You Have a Sweet New Year” collection boasts a jar of premium grade honey, an authentic wooden honey dipper, honey cookies, and an enticing bottle of wine in each box.
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