Rosh Hashanah is celebrated on the first day of the first month of the Jewish calendar.
The holiday is mentioned in the Bible, as well as in the code of laws of the Mishnah. It first appeared in 200 AD. Many associate the event not only with the beginning of the next life period, but also with the birth of the world. It is noteworthy that there are several other similar dates in the Mishnah – Nisan 1, Elul 1, and Shevat 15.
- Traditionally, exotic fruits are eaten on the second New Year’s Eve.
- Hasidim annually make a pilgrimage to Ukraine, where a meeting is held in honor of one of the most important events in the calendar.
How to take part
During Rosh Hashanah, attend a synagogue service, pray, and perform a special tashlih ceremony, where bread is thrown into a pond, getting rid of sins. Eat traditional food like challah, which symbolizes continuous life. If you want to be healthy for the next 12 months, eat apples with honey. Learn a few Hebrew phrases and use them during the party. Learn more about Jewish culture and history, or if you want to cheer up, just organize a New Year’s Eve party.
When is Rosh Hashanah celebrated in 2023?
Rosh Hashanah starting on the first day of Tishrei each year.