Shanah Tova- Happy New Year!

by Cindy Post Senning on September 28, 2011

This post originally appeared at my parenting blog The Gift of Good Manners. I will be cross posting some of my favorite content from that blog here at the Etiquette Daily periodically. I hope you enjoy these posts as much as I enjoyed writing them.

Traditional holiday greetings are one way we can show respect and care for friends who have different faith backgrounds than our own. Last month we talked about Ramadan, in December we have traditional greetings for Christmas, and this month we have a chance to greet friends in the Jewish faith.

Tomorrow is the first day of the Jewish month of Tishrei which means it is Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.  Jews celebrate the New Year with special services and special meals. Apples and honey are traditional foods that signify a sweet new year. Shanah Tova means Happy New Year and is a warm greeting on this special day!

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