Rosh Hashanah - Happy Jewish New Year

8th September 2021

To all our Jewish friends and families celebrating Rosh Hashanah, we wish you "Shanah tovah",  Happy New Year!

Rosh Hashanah is a special festival which celebrates Jewish New Year. It literally means 'head of the year'.

The festival lasts for two days and in 2021 it started on Monday 6 September.

During Rosh Hashanah, Jewish people will traditionally greet each other with Shanah tovah, which means "a good New Year".

Many Jewish families will spend some of Rosh Hashanah at a Synagogue. This is the name given to the building where Jewish people go to worship.

During Rosh Hashanah, food is also really important.

Slices of apple are dipped in honey to symbolise a sweet new year ahead. Honey cake is eaten too.