Question:

Is there a Halakha in which say that the Challah in Rosh Hashanah has to be round?

Answer:

It is not an obligation, however many have such a minhag. Some of the reasons for the minhag are that it is made round to symbolize the circle of the life and the cycle of a new year.

The challah is also in the shape of a crown, indicating the coronation of Hashem on Rosh Hashanah, which is the central theme of the day.

Best wishes

Sources:

Piskei Teshuvos 583 ftnt. 46

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