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Rosh ha shanah. Happy New Year!

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. The Biblical name for this holiday is Yom Teruah or the Feast of Trumpets. It is the first of the High Holy Days which usually occur in the early autumn of the Northern Hemisphere. Rosh Hashanah is a two-day celebration, which begins on the first day of Tishrei. 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".

10th European Day of Jewish Culture in Lithuania

This year's theme: Jewish Festivals and Traditions

Another year, Lithuania is taking part in this celebration, which is held in more than 25 countries all over Europe.

All events of The European Day of Jewish Culture in Lithuania are coordinated and organised by The Department of Cultural Heritage under The Ministry of Culture in collaboration with The Jewish Community of Lithuania, Lithuanian museums, schools and non governmental organisations.