Today's Reason to Celebrate

October 02, 2024 is

Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah begins tonight! Rosh Hashanah is the two-day celebration of the Jewish New Year. Wish your family and friends “L’Shana Tova!” (“A Good Year!”) with free eCards for the occasion.

There are several traditions and customs associated with Rosh Hashanah. Typically, many Jewish families will attend synagogue, enjoy a festive meal, and eat apples dipped in honey to usher in a “sweet” new year. Tradition also dictates that it is important to hear the sounding of the shofar—a hallowed ram’s horn that is blown like a trumpet during Rosh Hashanah services. The origins of this custom are somewhat mysterious, but scholars believe that the sound of the shofar is meant to wake the soul.

To celebrate Rosh Hashanah, spend time with your loved ones and wish your Jewish friends a happy new year!

  • October 02, 2024 is also National Fried Scallops Day | National Kale Day | Oktoberfest
  • October is National Hispanic American Heritage Month | Domestic Violence Awareness Month | Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month | National Breast Cancer Awareness Month | National Chili Month | National Dessert Month | National Pasta Month | National Principals Month | National Roller Skating Month
  • This week is National Walk Your Dog Week