By Emma L. Wells

This weekend is the Jewish New Year, also known as Rosh Hashanah. Even if you aren’t Jewish, there are many date idea activities that you and your partner can do with this special holiday in mind.

Craft Candles on This Date Idea

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Since many of your Jewish friends will be attending religious services this weekend, you can put together a thoughtful New Years gift basket for them. Your friends will appreciate this gift that says “Shana Tova” or “Happy New Year.” There are many Rosh Hashanah symbols and traditions you can include in your basket. On Rosh Hashanah, Jews dip apples into honey to signify a sweet new year, so make sure you include some yummy apples and delicious honey (from somewhere local, if possible) in your basket. Other food items you can include are pomegranates, nuts, chocolates, and dried fruits. You can bake chocolate-covered strawberries too!

Be sure your basket includes candles as well. On this weekend date idea, you can even get crafty with your honey by making them together! Check to see if any speciality candle shops in your neighborhood offer candle making classes. Consider looking on Groupon for a good deal. You can also purchase candle making kits from a nearby craft store, or go the DIY route by looking up a tutorial online and buying the supplies yourself.

Candles are pretty simple to make. Once you two get the hang of it, try making different colors, patterns, and sizes with the wax. Make a bunch — some for your own home and others to give as gifts. Your friends will be excited and touched that you made the candles yourself. Plus, you can use these homemade candles for a candlelit dinner and make your next date night even more romantic.

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Don’t worry if you’ve just met someone: This weekend date idea is perfect for the start of a new relationship and love! Doing something creative with your significant other will allow you to glimpse a side of them you might not have seen before. Follow this love advice to get to know each other better.

How will you celebrate Rosh Hashanah this weekend? Tell us in the comments below!