High Holy Days Flowers Customs. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
The High Holy Days, in Judaism, means the holidays of Rosh Hashanah ("Jewish New Year") and Yom Kippur ("Day of Atonement") and includes the period of ten days including those holidays, known also as the Ten Days of Repentance. Rosh Hashanah starts on the night of Wednesday September 24th this year, and Yom Kippur starts Friday night October 3rd.
High Holy Days Flowers Customs
Table setting: It is customary to set a festive meal table with a white cloth and napkins for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. White is a symbol of new, fresh and clean beginnings and thus helps to set the holiday mood by using it for table linens.
Flowers: Some people use white flowers for both holidays. Some prefer muted pastels for Rosh Hashanah and white for Yom Kippur. Flowers on a table are usually there only for special occasions, thus their inclusion for the High Holy Days.
Bima Flowers for the High Holidays
Honor your loved ones by donating flowers to your synagogue on the High Holidays or the Shabbat of your choosing. It is always special to have fresh flowers on the Bima. Bima in Jewish synagogues is the raised platform with a reading desk from which the Torah is read.
As you prepare to celebrate the High Holidays at your home, or at the home of family or friends, let us help you make the holidays table even more beautiful with a floral bouquet or floral centerpiece, wonderfully arranged by Flowers by Pouparina!