Each fall, Jewish families from around the world stop and reflect on the past year as they celebrate the Jewish New Year. This holiday, called Rosh Hashanah, occurs on the first and second days of Tishri and is in celebration of the creation of Adam and Eve. Unlike the traditional New Year celebration in America, which involves too much food and noisy football games. Rosh Hashanah is a holy and introspective time.
This year, Rosh Hashanah occurs on September 24 at sundown and continues until September 26 at sundown. It’s common for Jewish families to invite people they care about into their homes for this festive time. If you are the recipient of this invitation, take the time to learn a little more about the holiday, so you can enjoy celebrating properly.
One fact that many Rosh Hashanah guests may not know is the fact that it’s traditional to give flowers to a hostess on this occasion. If you’ve been invited into someone’s home, here are some flower traditions to consider.
Give the Gift of White Flowers
Just like the American New Year, Rosh Hashanah is time of reflection back on the past year and a look ahead into the new year. You can show your understanding of this by giving the gift of white flowers. White shows the purity and potential of the coming year, and it’s common to see white bouquets on the table during Rosh Hashanah.
When giving white flowers, you have many options. Love, Hope & Faith is a popular choice for Rosh Hashanah. White Callas can also work well. For something simple, yet profoundly meaningful, consider the gift of white roses.
Choose Fall’s Bounty
Rosh Hashanah is a fall holiday, and as such it’s common to see fall’s beauty on the table this time of year. Uniquely Chic embraces the colors of fall beautifully. Sunflower Love also embraces the beauty of fall.
Gift the Gift of Life
Another option to embrace the idea of a new year is the gift of life. Giving a live plant, like Rustic Garden, gives the recipient a gift that continues to flower and shine all through the new year. Consider a range of flowering plants to make a beautiful statement.
Being invited to someone’s home for Rosh Hashanah is a true honor. Show how honored you feel with a gift of beautiful flowers for your host and hostess.