Interesting facts about Rosh Hashanah symbols
Simanim Le Rosh Hashanah - סימנים לראש השנה
On Rosh Hashanah we are required to recite these blessings:
Blessing for the Challah (Hamotzi)
On the first night of Rosh Hashanah, we dip challah into honey and say the blessing over the challah. It is customary to bake a round challah which symbolizes the continuity of Creation. You might want to fill your home baked challah with grated apples or even chocolate chips.
Blessing: Baruch ata adonay elohaynu melech ha'olam, hamotzi lechem min ha'aretz
Blessed are You, Hashem, our God, King of the universe who brings forth bread from the earth
The Blessing on Apples and Honey
After eating the challah we dip a small piece of apple into a little honey (or a lot if you prefer) and we say a prayer asking G-d for a sweet year. In the bible Israel is often referred to as the land of "milk and honey". Have you ever wondered why? In biblical times honey represented good living and wealth.
Blessing: Baruch ata adonay elohaynu melech ha'olam, borei pri ha'etz
Blessed are You, Hashem, our God, King of the universe, who creates the fruit of the trees