Rosh Hashanah is a two-day holiday marking the Jewish New Year. This year, September 29th at sundown, and ends at sundown on Tuesday October 1. The new year will be 5780.
It is both a solemn and festive holiday. At this time, we reflect on our actions and life of the past year. For this reason, it is also known as The Day of Remembrance, or “Yom Hazikaron”.
There are several food rituals associated with Rosh Hashanah, such as it’s traditional to eat a fruit you haven’t eaten for a long time on the second night of Rosh Hashanah. Symbolic foods include pomegranates, leeks, and yes, fish heads! However, everyone’s favorite is apples and honey, which is to encourage everyone to have a sweet new year.
Rosh Hashanah is also a time for gathering with family and friends over a traditional dinner.
It is entirely appropriate to give flowers on this holiday, and a custom flower arrangement from Upper Village Blooms is a perfect choice to give as a host gift!
Traditionally, for the high holidays, white is significant. In synagogues, many fabric items are replaced with white versions-- for example the curtain in front of the ark (the Parochet), or the Torah covers. The color white represents a clean start and a blank canvas on which to begin the new year.
Flowers in an autumnal palette are also an excellent choice, as the holiday is usually in September or October.
Upper Village Blooms offers all types of flower arrangements for every holiday! We only use premium flowers that are hand-selected by us for freshness. We’ll also deliver for free to anywhere in Croton!