Tu B’Shevat is considered to be 15th day in the Jewish month of Shevat. Tu B’Shevat is a well known “festival in United Kingdom” and it is also known as 16th January 2014 and New Year For Trees. This festival is celebrated in different Jewish communities in United Kingdom. Now the question is that what people do on Tu B’Shevat in United Kingdom? Well, in UK many Jewish communities celebrate Tu B’Shevat by eating fruits as well as planting trees. The Torah praises almost 7 fruits such as grapes, figs, olives, dates as well as pomegranates. If we talk about planting trees then many people plant them in the memory of their friends and loved ones. In United Kingdom, Tu B’Shevat is not a public holiday. On the other hand, mostly Jewish organizations may be closed or provide limited service on this festival.
Tu B’Shevat is a Jewish observance known as the “New Year for Trees”. ©iStockphoto.com/ChrisAt
Tu B’Shevat (Arbor Day 2014) in United Kingdom
For celebrating this festival, it is important that Jewish communities should collect little information about the background of Tu B’Shevat. Well, Tu B’Shevat is first defined in the second temple period from 515 BCE to 20 CE. During the period of 1930, Jewish colonists reclaimed the barren land by planting different trees.
Starting Date: 16th January
Ending Date: 16th January
Place: United Kingdom
In the whole world even in United Kingdom, Jewish communities celebrate this festival on the grand scale by planting trees and eating trees. Like previous years, this year as well Tu B’Shevat or “Arbor Day 2014” will be celebrated on 16th January 2014.
In the final conclusion, Tu B’Shevat is an important festival for the Jewish communities in the whole world. If you want to attend this festival and wants to see how Jewish communities celebrate this festival then visit United Kingdom on 16th January 2014.