Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year, and in the Hebrew language it translates literally to “Head of the Year.” Rosh Hashanah falls on the first and second days of the Hebrew month of Tishrei – this year, it begins on October 2. As the Jewish New Year, the holiday is celebratory and often accompanied by festive meals with loved ones – but there are also deeper spiritual meanings associated with it. If you are visiting friends and family in the Fairfield,Shelton,and Trumbull area this Rosh Hashanah, bring a beautiful bouquet of flowers from City Line Florist.
Which Flowers are Appropriate? White is the traditional symbol of new beginnings, perfect for the season of repentance and new life. Blue is symbolic of divinity, and adding blue delphinium, hydrangea, or iris accents to an all white bouquet is a thoughtful gesture. The only color considered taboo for the holiday is red.
The main theme of Rosh Hashanah is making atonement for sins and seeking forgiveness from those who were wronged or offended. Teshuvah is a process by which the Jewish people pursue repentance throughout the Days of Awe, the 10 days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. To begin, one must realize that they have made a mistake and sincerely desire to make a change. They must then look to make amends in a genuine way, and demonstrate they have learned from their mistakes by not repeating them.
The festive meal during Rosh Hashanah usually includes two symbolic foods – the challah bread , which represents the manna in the desert; and apples, which signify the full circle of life. Both are dipped in honey, in the hope that the coming year will be sweet. Pomegranates are also a popular holiday fruit, as they are heavily seeded and considered to represent a full complement of opportunity and promise for the New Year.
Whether locally or across the miles, show your loved ones you appreciate them during this special holiday season. Call us at City Line Florist and we’ll make sure that you send a gorgeous and meaningful bouquet. L’Shanah Tovah – a Good Year – to all of our Jewish friends and neighbors.