Tu Bishvat is one of the most joyful festivals in the Jewish calendar, especially for those living in the Holy Land! On this day we celebrate the blooming of the trees in the land, a sign that the first fruits are beginning to grow!
To celebrate, we hold a 'Seder', in which we lay out a whole variety of fruits and vegetables and recite blessings over them with our family and friends. At the center are the seven species native to the Holy Land!
At the core of Tu Bishvat are the themes of agriculture and renewal. So you will see many Israelis heading into the nature to admire the beautiful trees in bloom and attend tree-planting ceremonies to strengthen their connection to the Land of Israel!