The Jews all around the world are greatly anticipating for the celebration of Rosh Hashanah every year because it is considered as one of the holiest days in the Jewish year whereas, a time to rejoice for the completion of another year in their lives.
When is Rosh Hashanah 2014
Rosh Hashanah eve will take place on the evening of Wednesday which is 24th of September 2014 where the Jews are preparing for the main holiday meal.
The main holiday meal dinner will also take place on Wednesday evening where the Rosh Hashanah formally begins.
Rosh Hashanah 2014 Specific Dates
Rosh Hashanah begins on the evening of Wednesday which is 24th of September and continues until the evening of Friday which is the 26th of September.
The holiday itself is on Thursday which is the First day of Rosh Hashanah and continues until Friday which is the 2nd day of Rosh Hashanah.
When will the Rosh Hashanah 2014 be Over
Rosh Hashanah will be over on the evening of Friday which is 26th of September in the Gregorian calendar.
Take note that the day after Rosh Hashanah is Saturday which is a day of rest, so normal day to day activities will resume on Sunday, 28th of September.
Jewish Rosh Hashanah Dates 2014
Rosh Hashanah which commonly known as “Jewish New Year” will begin on the evening of Thursday, 1st day of Tishrei and continues until the evening of Friday which is the 2nd of Tishrei.
Rosh Hashanah Origin and Background
Rosh Hashanah, also called as the “Head of the Year” is a two-day celebration which normally occurs in the early autumn of the Northern Hemisphere and is believed to be the anniversary of the creation of the first man and woman on earth.
This celebration also highlights on the divine relationship between God and His created beings whereas, man’s total dependency and reliance to their Creator is what they value during this day. Similar to other non-Jewish new year, the Jews are looking back to their previous and past transgressions and mistakes with a decisive plan to change and correct it.
Central Observance of Rosh Hashanah
One of the distinctive observance during the Rosh Hashanah is the blowing of the “Shofar” an instrument made up of a ram’s horn which is blown like a trumpet for about a hundred times each day. When the shofar is heard, it brings a reminder to every Jew of the importance of their deliberation and a call to repentance during this symbolic holiday.
Another popular observance is the eating of apple dipped in honey, depicting their hope of a sweet year. The common greeting and blessing to everyone is “L’shanah tovah” which means “for a Good year” or the shorter statement for, “May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year.”
Rosh Hashanah 2015
Rosh Hashanah 2015 will take place on the sunset of Sunday which is the 13th of September and continues until the nightfall of Tuesday which is the 15th of September in the Gregorian calendar.