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The first and the second days of the month of Tishri,the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar,marking the beginning of a new year is commonly known as Rosh Hashanah. The beginning of Rosh Hashanah at sundown in the Jewish religion is one of the holiest days. Jewish people make resolutions and for a happy year. The celebration of this holiday is marked with solemnity, as it is the day on which the whole world is judged for the coming year. It is believed that this day is the remembrance of the creation of the world and God created this Man on this day. This day is observed as the day of rest and all activities are restricted on this day. Rosh Hashanah is characterized by blowing of the Shofar,a trumpet made from ram's horn to awaken the people from slumber for the coming judgement. The traditional Hebrew greeting on Rosh Hashanah is "shana tova", for "a good year," or "shana tova umetukah" for "a good and sweet year." Another popular observance of this day is the consumption of apples dipped in honey as a symbol of sweet new year. Bread dipped in honey is also consumed for the same reason. To symbolize the circle of the life and the cycle of a new year the Jews eat challah bread. In fact there are several dishes prepared with honey to celebrate Rosh Hashanah. Sephardic Jews serve covered fruit baskets so nobody knows what's inside the basket, likewise no one knows what's in store for the coming year. The custom of throwing bread or pebbles into the water symbolizes the "casting off" of sins. Rosh hashanah is the time for merriment and solemnity. Its time to feast and party whereas also to seek blessings of God. It is the time to say Shalom to old friends and relatives living away from home. On this holiday people spend most of their time praying in Synagogues and wishing each other. Married men dressed up in Kittel, traditional white attire as a symbol of purity. Likewise married women cover their head inside the synagogue. They pray and ardently listen to the ‘chazan' which the rabbi recites.