Rosh Hashanah is observed each year on the first day of Tishrei. It begins on the evening before with the blessing of the festival candles. Mother lights the candles and says these blessings:
I praise G-d, who is Lord and Ruler over all, for teaching us the commandment of greeting this (Shabbat and ) Festival by the lighting of candles.
I praise G-d, who is Lord and Ruler over all, for keeping us well to reach this season.
Please note that this page contains the name of G-d. If you print it out, please treat it with appropriate respect.