The beginning of the high holy days and the starting of Tishrei, or the seveth month in the ecclesiastical year, Rosh hashana is celebrated as the civil new year of the Jews all over the world. This two days ocasion has mixed emotions, as it is a celebratory as well as a solemn occasion. This occasion signifies many things, such as the birth of Adam and Eve, the first man and woman, the sacrifice of Abraham, the judgment day and the hope of a sweet year.
Rosh Hashanah 2019 Greetings
During this time, there are many customary traditions which are followed, like blowing of the shofar (or ram’s horn), offering prayer services at the synagogue, preparing sweet dishes like apple dipped in honey and performing kiddush or blessings over wine.
If you want someone a happy new year, you may want your wish to have different meanings for different people. Here we have compiled some of the most meaningful and appropriate wishes which you use while greeting your near and dear ones and some greeting cards :
Rosh Hashanah 2019 Cards
- Shana Tova : This is the simplest wish which you can greet anyone. It simply means, “happy new year”.
- Shanah tovah um’tukah : You may hear people say this often. Simply translated, it means, “ May you have a good and sweet new year.”
- Chag sameach : You may also hear people say Chag Sameach, but it translates to “happy holidays” and it is stricltly reserved for three pilgrimage festivals, i.e., Pesach, Shavuot, and Sukkot.
- L’Shanah Tovah Tikatevu: if you want your greeting to really mean well of someone and you really want to convey the essence of the occassion, you can wish them L’Shanah Tovah Tikatevu. It is a traditional Hebrew greeting which literally means “May you be inscribed (in the Book of Life) for a good year.”
- Gut yontif : Aotehr traditional greeting for rosh hashana is gut yontif, which translates to “wishing you a good holiday”.