Tu B'Shevat

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  • Tu B'Shevat
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  • It occurs on Shevat 15 which is in January or early February. It is known as the new year for trees. The purpose is from calculating the age of trees. The date changes because the Jewish calendar is different from our calendar.
  • Jews were involved and Traditionally, Tu B'Shevat was not a Jewish festival, it was an important date for Jewish farmers in ancient times so that they would know when to bring their produce to the temple. The fifth-year fruit was finally for the farmer. Because of this law, farmers were to mark the birthday of a tree.
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  • Work is permitted because it is a minor holiday. They eat  wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives, and dates, they also eat at least 15 different types of fruits and vegetables. It is common that people plant trees on this day.
  • The Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shevat marks the start of spring in Israel. The holiday’s name just means the 15th of Shevat. If a tree is planted on 12 Shevat, it will be considered one year old just three days later.
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