Tonight and tomorrow (Wednesday), the Jewish world is celebrating the biblical new year of the trees, Tu be’ Shevat. The name simply stands for the 15th day in the month of Shevat.
There are two main customs on Tu be’Shevat:
1. Planting new trees in the Land of Israel.
2. Especially Jewish religious households are holding a special Seder tonight. Similar to the Pessach Seder but with a huge variety of fruit.
Wherever you go these days, you just see dried fruits anywhere. I have to admit that I have never been a big fan of dried fruits because they don’t really taste good. I like dates and figs but that’s about it.
In addition to that, dried fruits contain too many calories and really make you fat ! 🙂
Photos: Miriam Woelke