Today's Reason to Celebrate

October 2, 2016 was

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. 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 2, 2016 is also National Fried Scallops Day
  • October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month | National Chili Month | National Dessert Month | National Pasta Month | National Roller Skating Month | Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month
  • This week is National Walk Your Dog Week