Blow your Shofar and start celebrating because Rosh Hashanah is here! The High Holidays are a holy and special time and is celebrated by honouring traditions and saying heartfelt prayers. Another way to celebrate Rosh Hashanah is to spend it with friends and family. This year, it might be difficult to welcome the Jewish New Year like you always do.
So, when Rosh Hashanah 2021 begins the evening of Monday, 6 September and ends Wednesday, 8 September at sundown, your family and friends might be ‘shofar’ away. Don’t worry, NetFlorist has created the perfect family guide to Rosh Hashanah so that you can make the most of all the things the Yom Tov has to offer. The next two days will be filled with sweet things and peaceful reflection.
Celebrate Rosh Hashanah by Candle Light
The beginning of the high holidays and the start of Rosh Hashanah is marked by the lighting of candles. Candle-lighting is an important part and it is tradition that the women and girls of the family light the candles on each evening of Rosh Hashanah, and recite prayers while doing so. Make the candle-lighting ceremony even more special by sending a personalised candle. A candle with a prayer on it will be a sweet keepsake and a special Rosh Hashanah gift for women. Nothing will be able to hold a ‘candle’ to it.
Cook Up a Rosh Hashanah Celebration
Enjoying a festive meal with your family is a great way to celebrate Rosh Hashanah. While no work is permitted on this holiday, cooking is and it is a big part of the celebration. As per tradition passed down by ancestors, most Jewish households will serve specific dishes at their Rosh Hashanah meal. The foods chosen are symbolic and many are based around puns. Surprising friends and family with some Rosh Hashanah kitchenware from NetFlorist is a sweet way to let them know that you wish you could enjoy the meal with them.
An elegant Le Creuset cooking dish can be used when cooking carrots, beets and leeks. While a personalised cutting board will be perfect for preparing the fish head and the Rosh Hashanah seder can also be served on a cutting board! Maybe a personalised apron will come in handy when they bake their round Challah bread. If they don’t like baking and you want to send them something a bit more untraditional, all the treats from the NetFlorist bakery are kosher.
Symbolic Snacks to Celebrate Rosh Hashanah
Each year, everybody looks forward to the staple Rosh Hashanah celebration snack — apples and honey! Is there a more indulgent way to celebrate Rosh Hashanah? The fruit and nectar make an excellent combination, and the sweetness will be sure to put a smile on your face. The honey symbolises the beginning of a sweet new year, so make sure to eat as much as possible! A beautiful honey pot will be the ‘apple’ of their eye and makes a ‘sweet’ gift idea for Rosh Hashanah for your friends or for yourself.
Rosh Hashanah is a time for new beginnings and fresh starts, thus the Rosh Hashanah tradition of the new fruit. It is a fruit that you haven’t tasted yet this year. A pomegranate is a very popular fruit for this and symbolises a year filled with Mitzvahs and good deeds like the many seeds it contains. The options are endless, so send friends and family members a fruit basket that is filled with apples and other Rosh Hashanah fruit options.
Raise a Glass To The Yom Tov
Lehayim! Or as we say in English — to life! At any Jewish holiday, there is always an excess of wine at the table. This symbolic drink gives a toast to the New Year and the meal would not be complete without a big glass of kosher wine. Another popular Rosh Hashanah drink is grape juice. It allows children to also partake in the celebration.
If wine is not his favourite way to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, then there are many other Rosh Hashanah gifts for him. Our bar section has a lot of Kosher alcohol gifts available. As the saying goes, “Spend Rosh Hashanah doing enjoying the things you atone for on Yom Kippur.”
Send Rosh Hashanah Greetings
On Rosh Hashanah, we wish one another a Shana Tova Umetuka – a sweet new year! Many have the custom to send over Shana Tova wishes to their families through gifts and treats. It is traditional to send greeting cards and Shanah Tovah cards filled with sweet messages and prayers to friends and relatives. They will cherish it even more this year.
Along with the card, you can send them a sweet High Holiday gift such as a kosher gift basket or a Rosh Hashanah hamper. They can be filled with kosher gourmet foods like fruit and nuts or sweet treats like Kosher Sally Williams Nougat. If you want to be a bit more untraditional, all the treats from the NetFlorist bakery are kosher too.
Our exquisite array of flowers online can also make a lovely Rosh Hashanah gift and way to celebrate Rosh Hashanah. They can use it to decorate their festive table and earn some “oohs” and ‘aaahs” from their family. Rosh Hashanah flowers also symbolise a fresh start and they can last until Yom Kippur making them extra special.
Whether you can see your family and friends, or not, there is a way to celebrate Rosh Hashanah 2021 with them and ways to create really special memories. NetFlorist wishes you a sweet new year!