Apples and honey are traditional on Rosh Hashanah.
The two-day holiday of Rosh Hashanah marks the Jewish New Year and the beginning of the High Holy Days (ten days later is Yom Kippur). Traditions include special synagogue services, the blowing of the shofar (a ram’s horn), and sweet foods like apples with honey and raisin challah bread. Or, for non-Jews, getting out of school:
As to the actual nature of the holiday (or even more basic questions), some people remain in the dark: