Tu B'Shvat or "Rosh HaShanah La'Ilanot" (Hebrew: ראש השנה לאילנות) is the 15th (of the month) of Shvat or today, January 27, 2021. This holiday is the midpoint of winter and popularly known as the New Year or Birthday of the Trees because the weather begins to get warmer, at least in Israel the rainy season has passed, and the sap of the tree begins to form. Soon fruit will be growing!
What is beautiful about this holiday is how current the meaning remains. It is a reminder that we need to take care of the earth and its resources. Many people plant trees in Israel and set a special table in celebration of the holiday.
You know that we love to celebrate in style at every opportunity. A Tu B’Shvat Seder is the perfect time to use your favorite Apeloig Collection piece to honor a Jewish ritual in yet another stunning way.
Every holiday table needs something special, and this year we are finding inspiration in your own backyard. We love to fill our homes with plants and bring nature from the outside to the indoors. Lately, we are obsessed with the heart shaped leaves of the Burle Marx Plant.
You won’t believe how easy it is to create a breathtaking arrangement! Simply cut your favorite leaves from your garden or purchase some from a local nursery. Arrange the cuttings in our acrylic menorah and before you can say “Chag Sameach!” you are done.
Don’t forget to fill each hole ¾ of the way with water with the use of a syringe so that your plantings can be enjoyed for days to come. Finally set it in style anywhere around your house. Make sure it is in a little corner or space you hang around. If you are like us it will give you joy just by looking at it.
You can also celebrate Tu B'Shvat by planting trees, recycling, picking fruits and vegetables from a local farm or just enjoy an afternoon under the shade of a tree and be thankful for them! If you’re looking for even more inspiration, check out our blog post form last year that uses our challah board for the Shiv’at HaMinim, seven species of the land of Israel.
HAPPY TU B’SHVAT