Photo by Adi Gefen/TPS on 21 January, 2019

Sweet Holiday: IDF Soldiers Eat 10 Tons of Dried Fruits on Tu Bishvat

Jewish World By TPS   •   21 January, 2019

The Ministry of Defense purchased some 10 tons of dried for the IDF’s soldiers in honor of Tu Bishvat.

The 10-ton purchase included 2,000 kilograms of raisins, about 500 kg of Almonds, a ton of peanuts, a ton and a half of dried apricots,1,000 kg of banana chips and a half ton of cranberries.

Tu BiShvat, Hebrew for the 15th of the month of Shvat, is a Jewish holiday which celebrates the date for calculating the beginning of the agricultural cycle for the purpose of biblical tithes. It occurs in the winter around mid-January.

Tu Bishvat is celebrated in modern-day Israel as an ecological awareness day, and trees are planted in celebration.

Dried fruit and various nuts are traditionally eaten on Tu BiShvat.