Food is a universal language. Communities around the world of all traditions and religions eat special symbolic foods at their New Year’s celebrations.
Do you need ideas for Rosh Hashanah? Here are few to share with your family:
We in Kindergarten had a very special Rosh Hashanah Seder.
We blew the shofar to remind us that the New Year is coming.
The Japanese eat buckwheat noodles that symbolize long life. We tried to swallow at least one noodle whole for good luck.
For a lucky, fruitful year, Latin Americans eat twelve grapes at midnight on New Year’s Eve. We counted and ate them this morning.
The Chinese enjoy oranges that symbolize sweetness and good fortune. Yes, we ate oranges too.
Green is the color of money, so we ate green beans for prosperity.
Here’s where Jews from all over the world meet. We all dip apples in honey for a sweet year.
Pomegranate is one of the seven species of Israel. It symbolizes beauty and fertility in the Bible, literature and art. It’s delicious too!
We all celebrate the New Year in different ways and at different times, but we all wish each other “A Happy New Year.”
SHANA TOVA UMETUKA TO YOU ALL!