Tu Bishvat is held on January 24. The fifteenth day of Shevat. The New Year for trees or ט"וּ בִּשְׁבָט. This event in the third decade of the month January is annual. Help us
Tu B’Shevat is the birthday for trees and was originally meant to help farmers determine when the trees were mature enough for their fruits to be harvested.
The Mishnah in Rosh Hashanah says that there are four new years in the Jewish calendar: One before Passover, by which is calculated the reigns of kings; one in Elul, by which animal tithes are calculated; the familiar new year of Rosh Hashanah, which falls in the month of Tishrei; and the New Year for Trees, which takes place in the month of Shvat. Tu B’Shevat is celebrated on the 15th of Shevat on the Hebrew calendar. “Tu” is Hebrew for 15.
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