Rosh Hashanah begins on October 2nd. One of the holiest holidays of the year on the Jewish calendar, Rosh Hashanah actually takes place over two days and is a time for both serious contemplation and warm festivities. Literally “the head of the year”, Rosh Hashanah is also considered the Jewish New Year. If you are visiting family or friends for the traditional dinner, don’t forget a floral arrangement from Trias Flowers.
Although there are no specific florals that are traditional for Rosh Hashanah, blue and white are traditional flowers used to represent the day for many religious Jews. The color blue signifies divinity, and white flowers represent new beginnings and a clean slate, perfect for the new year celebrations. Here are some other Rosh Hashanah customs:
* Believers are called to special services by the blowing of the shofar, a trumpet-like instrument made from the horn of an animal, usually a ram.
* Prayers specific to Rosh Hashanah are read from a mahzor (prayer book). These prayers focus on the repentance of sins from the last year, and personal reflection as to how to better in the coming year.
- The customary greeting to family and friends is L’Shanah Tovah – A Good Year.
- The traditional meal nearly always offers challah bread and apples dipped in honey. The challah represents the manna in the desert, and if shaped in a round loaf, the circle of life. The apples and honey rpresent hope for a sweet new year.The floral designs from Trias Flowers include elegant arrangements comprised of roses, hydrangea, blue delphinium and orchids. If you would like a custom arrangement, let us know! There is no wrong way to decorate your table for Rosh Hashanah. Some choose a harvest centerpiece with fruit and wheat elements to complement the meal, while others simply match the decor of their home. We look forward to helping our Jewish friends and neighbors celebrate Rosh Hashanah – L’Shanah Tovah!
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