Jewish Holidays in January

Jewish culture has maybe the most religious Holidays in the world. If you’re not a Jew but interested in their culture, it would seem like they have holidays every day!. January 2020 is another date when another beautiful Jewish Holiday is celebrated. Tu BiShvat is going to be celebrated by the Jews. It has several names like Ros HaShanah La’llanot meaning “New Year of the Trees”

Celebration of Tu BiShvat

Tu BiShvat is the celebration day of mother nature. Every year so many trees are planted in lands in which so many Jews are living together. The day is a show of respect to the ecological magnificence of mother nature.

Jews drink four cups of wine traditionally and religiously and eat some dried fruits of the trees from the Land of Israel. The most common dried fruits that Jews eat in Tu BiShvat are listed below:

  • Figs
  • Almonds
  • Dates
  • Raisins ( Dried Grapes )
  • Plums
  • Apricots
  • Peanuts
  • Banana Chips
  • Walnuts
  • Cranberries

Every year, more than a million Jews from every part of the world attend the tree-planting events ib Tu BiShvat. Israeli Defence Forces which is the main military force of the state of Israel purchase tons of dried fruits for the Israeli soldiers to celebrate Tu BiShvat.

Tu BiShvat is considered to be one of the minor Holidays of Jewish Culture and is not celebrated by every Jewish group in the world. Religious Jews, especially those who are living in the middle east region of the world celebrate it very seriously.

Since it’s an agricultural festival-like holiday, you are not likely to see fancy events or colourful costumes of instruments in Tu BiShvat

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