Tu BiShvat: Shevat New Year for Trees
Tu BiShvat (Hebrew: ט״ו בשבט) is the holy day originally celebrating the Mother Goddess, Asherah, who’s symbol is the tree and the full moon, and so this holy day is known as Rosh HaShanah La’Ilanot (Hebrew: ראש השנה לאילנות), literally “New Year of the Trees.” Today it is celebrated on the sun down of 14th of Shevat to the sundown on the 15th or Shevet. In 2021 this will be sundown on the 27th of January to the sundown of the 28th of January. However, is is not a coincidence that this holy day falls on the January 28, 2021, as the 28th will be the full moon, which was originally a time of the Goddess for the ancient Israelites. Today this holy day is celebrated as an ecological awareness day, and trees are planted in celebration.