While January 1st is still several months away, for anyone who observes Judaism and celebrates the Rosh Hashanah traditions, New Years is right around the corner. Rosh Hashanah, aka the Jewish New Year, takes place on September 14th (beginning sundown on September 13th), so get ready for apples, honey, good wishes, celebrations and reflections. While this day is in large part a celebration of the year to come, it is also a solemn occasion. “The customs and symbols of Rosh Hashanah reflect the holiday’s dual emphasis on both happiness and humility,” says ReformJudaism.org. Which means that those who observe this holiday won’t exactly be popping bubbly and partying until the wee hours of the morning, as many of us do on December 31st.