Last weekend we celebrated Tu Bishvat, the Jewish New Year of the Trees. Tu Bishvat is a traditional holiday where we plant trees and eat food from the seven species; wheat, barley, olives, pomegranate, figs, dates and grapes. This holiday celebrates the “rebirth” of the trees. Tu Bishvat marks the beginning of spring. However with of all this So Cal rain we have been having it does not feel like spring is here.
To celebrate Tu Bishvat we do a few things to remind us of the holiday.
We had our friends, Ava and Jules over for an afternoon craft. We made trees out of pretzel sticks and leaves out of sliced green grapes.
We also had a little Tu Bishvat seder at home.
After dinner we did a craft. With Valentine’s Day a few days away, we each wrote something about each person in our family and posted it on our love tree.
The next day we attend a Tu Bishvat festival.
We made pita bread, stomped grapes and planted flowers.
It was a simple yet lovely holiday.
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