Rosh Hashanah Decorations For Home
“Rosh Hashanah” is the Jewish New Year, celebrated each year by the Jewish calendar. This is the first of the High Holidays of the first month of Tishrei which usually fall around September or October. The two other holidays expected are the Yom Kippur and Sukkot each of them is a main holiday with specific themes and rituals.
Rosh Hashanah Holiday Themes
In this Rosh Hashanah festival Jewish bless each other wishing that the next year would be sweet and successful. Like “Happy New Year” but in Hebrew it will be “Shanah Tovah”. Shanah is Year, and Tovah is Good, together have a Good Year. This is one of the nicest ways to decorate and send greetings!
There is an upgraded greeting which is “Shanah Tovah U’metuka” which means have a ‘sweet good year’, usually with icons of honey, honey pots and dripping honey over sliced apples.
You can hang “Happy New Year” banners on garage door or windows, every Jewish riding by would know immediately yo are celebrating the Rosh Hashanah new year.
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One of the most custom rituals is to eat apples dipped in honey, to express the wish for a good sweet year. Adding apples decorations or Honey decorations is one of this holiday customs.
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Pomegranates are a custom fruit which is eaten and blessed over during the Rosh Hashanah meal. The pomegranate which has many seeds is symbolic for the prayer of Jewish people to have many good deeds next year. You may see pomegranates on every greeting card.
The last main theme of this holiday is the Shofar. This is a Jewish musical instrument made from a ram’s horn which was used in the bible. It was used to announce important events like holidays and victories and also a call for gathering. The blasts of the Shofar have been mentioned at the exodus from Egypt when the Children of Israel gathered under Mount Sinai and when the walls of Jericho were destroyed by Shofar blasts.
Cut outs and silhouettes of Shofar are another common way to decorate the house and yard. These are also common decorations for the Sukkah.
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