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Festivity - The Jewish New Year
The Jewish New Year is called Rosh Hashanah, or the Feast of Trumpets, and is prescribed by the Old Testament as a holy Sabbath. It is celebrated on the first and second days of Tishri, the day commemorates with lighting of candles and ends with Yom Kippur, on the 10th day, the day is also called the Day of Atonement.

Month of September and October (according to the Gregorian calendar) are for welcoming the New Year. Everybody is in high spirits and mood of the festival. People eat apples and honey, which symbolizes a sweet year ahead. Dates, figs and pomegranates are also eaten. Some also eats egg bread, which is supposed to represent God's crown.

Orthodox and Conservative Judaism now generally observe Rosh Hashanah for the first two days of Tishrei, even in Israel where most Jewish holidays last only one day. Rosh Hashanah falls on the first of the seventh month (generally in September) of the Hebrew calendar, Tishrei, and is of one day duration.

One of the essential elements of Rosh Hashanah is the sounding of the shofar which is made from an animal's horn. In addition, New Year loaves are baked and fruit is eaten to remind people of harvest time.

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