Rosh Hashanah Sweet New Year
is the Jewish New Year. The day is believed to be the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve, the first man and woman, and their first actions toward the realization of humanity's role in God's world. Rosh Hashanah customs include sounding the shofar (a hollowed-out ram's horn) and eating symbolic foods such as apples dipped in honey to evoke a "sweet new year". The word "rosh" is the hebrew word for head, "ha" is the word for 'the' - the definite article, and "shanah" means year. Thus "Rosh HaShanah" means 'head of the year', referring to the Jewish day of new year. It is the new year for people, animals, and legal contracts.