Wait, I just read some more. I'll just quote the site I got the info from. "Tishri 1 (Rosh Hashanah) is the new year for years (when the year number increases)" and "Nissan 1 is the new year for the purpose of counting the reign of kings and months on the calendar." [from Judaism 101] Nissan corresponds to the Gregorian months of March and April.
- Translation: "Head of the Year" or "First of the Year,"
- Biblical name: "Yom Ha-Zikkaron" (the day of remembrance) or "Yom Teruah" (the day of the sounding of the shofar) [from Judaism 101]
- Reference: Leviticus 23:24-25
- Jewish Date: Tishri 1 (7th month)*
- Gregorian Date (2008): September 30 [from floridajewish.com]
- REMEMBER: That is sundown September 29th to sundown September 30th
- Sabbath? Yes
- Festival Traditions:
- Don't work!
- Sound the shofar (rabbinical rule: not if it is Shabbat)
- A time of reflecting on what was done wrong in the last year while making a plan for change for the next; REPENTANCE
- Beginning of the 10 Days of Awe/Repentance (ends on Yom Kippur)
- Eat apples and bread dipped in honey
- Tashlikh or "casting off" of sins/breadcrumbs
1 Corinthians 15:51-53
For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. (J)(K)(L)Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 4:15-17