Facebook President and CEO Mark Zuckerberg uploaded a video of himself blowing the shofar alongside wishes for a happy New Year to his personal Facebook page on Tuesday.

Usually discreet about his Jewish identity, Zuckerberg surprised his 118 million followers with a post including one of the most significant and recognizable symbols in the Jewish tradition.

"I got a little carried away on my teruah," Zuckerberg joked in the comments to the post. He also explained to curious followers the meaning and importance of the Jewish New Year and the symbolism of the shofar.

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