Rosh Hashanah is one of the high holy days of the Jewish calendar. Celebrated the first and second days of Tishri, the holiday is known as the Jewish New Year and is characterized by prayers of introspection and celebration with family. Because many of the Rosh Hashanah traditions are spiritually faith-based, and many have to do with time with family and friends, the holiday is considered a blend of somber and celebratory. If you cannot be with loved ones on Rosh Hashanah, send a meaningful bouquet from Blossom Flower Shops.
Rosh Hashanah is a time to look at the year gone by, confess mistakes, and look for ways to improve in the coming year. While the holiday does not have an official color associated with it, customarily white is considered appropriate, as it represents purity and new beginnings. Blue is also a good choice for floral accents, as it represents divinity and a closeness with God. Add blue to any white arrangement by incorporating a few blue irises, blue delphinium or hydrangea.
Here are some additional Rosh Hashanah traditions and customs:
- The Yamim Nora’im are the ten days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. The month leading up to this period is meant for self-reflection and repentance, and penitential prayers are recited.
- The shofar, played similarly to a trumpet, is traditionally blown each morning for the month preceding Rosh Hashanah. The sound of the shofar is intended to awaken the listeners from their sleep and alert them to the coming judgment.
- Rosh Hashanah is also the day of “Yom Hadin”, known as Judgment day.
- On Rosh Hashanah, families share challah bread and apple slices, both dipped in honey. The honey is meant to represent the hope of an upcoming “sweet year”.
If you want to wish your loved ones L’Shanah Tovah (a good year), simply call Blossom Flower Shops for a beautiful and meaningful floral bouquet. Send it across the miles, or bring it to dinner to thank your hostess. Yonkers to White Plains, we are your best source for holiday florals.