The Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah commemorates the creation of the first man and woman, Adam and Eve. The Jewish religious calendar begins on this day, and devout Jews celebrate it by reflecting on the past and looking forward to the future. In addition, it is customary to give flowers to Rosh Hashanah.
It is a holiday for many Jewish people who celebrate it with their friends and family. They reflect on everything about the past year as it ends and looks ahead to a new year. It is a time when everything is fresh and clean. Rosh Hashanah celebrates new beginnings.
No invitation to a celebration is complete without flowers for Rosh Hashanah, which add a festive touch to any home. Regardless, if you are a Jewish family or know someone Jewish, here’s what you need to know about flower gift-giving this Rosh Hashanah.
Autumn Colors of Flowers
In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends.
The Jewish people mark this event as a solemn occasion, surrounding themselves with family and friends. Rosh Hashanah celebrations are more festive with flowers, an appropriate gift for the holiday.
Above all, any flowers for Rosh Hashanah, which convey a feeling of abundance, hope, or richness are suitable. To inspire your Rosh Hashanah gift-giving this year, here are some bright and blooming possibilities:
One option to consider when giving flowers on Rosh Hashanah is to use autumn flowers. Rosh Hashanah almost always falls at the peak of autumn foliage. Therefore, when choosing a color palette for a bouquet, it is necessary to give preference to shades of fall.
Fibonacci Flower Spirals
Though, as an alternative, a great option will be Sunny Spirals or Fibonacci flower spirals with their vibrant orange and yellow flowers. Nothing says fall like a sunflower.
Sunflowers are a versatile bloom that can be appropriate for summer or autumn occasions. Their large size and sunny demeanor are reminiscent of summer, but their gold and brown earth tones can also remind one of autumn. Jubilant energy makes them the perfect Jewish New Year gift.
While lilies are often associated with springtime and spring holidays, they are an appropriate gift for any new beginning. The majestic trumpet shape of yellow Calla Lilies will be a fitting choice for celebrating the New Year. They are also an attractive part of a floral composition bursting with lilies, alstroemeria, hydrangea, snapdragons, and greenery.
Traditional Flowers for Rosh Hashanah
White flowers are another traditional gift to consider for Rosh Hashanah. As a symbol of the coming year, white signifies all of its promise and potential. A beautiful white and pink arrangement will look fabulous on the Rosh Hashanah table. The all-white composition is a bold, elegant option and a win-win for a large celebration. White is a symbol of purity. That’s why Jews usually wear white during the High Holy Days (the days between Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur), and indeed – give white flowers on Rosh Hashanah.
White orchids are another good choice because the white flowers will grace a house from Rosh Hashanah until the end of Yom Kippur. They bring joyfully elegant energy to any room in the home. In marking Rosh Hashanah, they promise new beginnings and a prosperous future. In addition, these flowers are relatively easy to care for. Even though they are tropical these flowers do not require a lot of water.
The rose is a classic gift flower. That is why it can be appropriate for a variety of occasions. Earlier we talked that bouquets of roses have different meanings, depending on the color. It is customary to send red roses to convey feelings of romantic love. Though in this case, roses can come in just about any color you can imagine. But for Rosh Hashanah, consider sending white or blue roses to convey the energy of new beginnings and bright possibilities for the New Year.
Hydrangea is a symbol of enduring grace and beauty. It can be white, blue, pink, or purple, depending on growing conditions. A magnificent round shape embodies gratitude and sincerity. You can learn more about hydrangeas in arrangements from our previous article about exotic flowers in bouquets. You can send a bouquet of hydrangeas for Rosh Hashanah or a flower arrangement that combines hydrangeas with tulips and roses. And in a bouquet with callas, it looks great.
Whether you stick with the traditional white or choose something a bit bold and more colorful, you can’t go wrong with flowers for Rosh Hashanah.
Beautiful flowers are the ideal way to showcase your appreciation for all that Rosh Hashanah means.
- If you have family or friends who celebrate Rosh Hashanah, browse our catalog and pick up the most impactful flowers.
- Mark the importance of this celebration among your Jewish friends and family by sending them a basket of flowers and fruit.
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