Israel’s own Arbor Day – it’s Tu Bishvat, the New Year of the Trees
Plant some trees and spend the day out in nature, it’s the Jewish New Year of the Trees!
Did you know: Israel is the only country in the world with a net gain in number of trees in the 21st Century? It’s true! Tu BiShvat occurs on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat and in contemporary Israel, the day is celebrated as an ecological awareness day, and trees are planted in celebration.
My personal favorite non-major holiday of the year is best spent with friends and family outdoors with a cookout. So eat some new fruit, gorge on big bowls of fruit salad and celebrate the natural world around you.