Rosh Hashanah, or Jewish New Year, begins this evening.
It is one of the holiest days of the year for Jewish people around the world and marks the beginning of the Jewish High Holy Days, a period of reflection, repentance and spiritual renewal that culminates in Yom Kippur, ten days later.
Rosh Hashanah is celebrated with family and loved ones. People of the Jewish faith attend synagogue services and observe customs such as the sounding of the ‘shofar’ (a ram’s horn). Symbolic foods, encompassing the themes of sweetness, beginnings and roundness, are customary. Some households will also have fish heads to “get ahead of the year”.
For all those celebrating, Shana Tova, and may it be a good and sweet year.
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