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When is Tu BiShvat and why is it also called Rosh HaShanah La’Ilanot?

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy stands next to plates of fruit during a celebration for Tu Bishvat (Picture: Reuters)

In Judaism, Rosh HaShanah means new year, of which their are four in the religious calendar.

One of these is Tu BiShvat (which is sometimes spelled Tu B’Shevat).

It’s a day that celebrates trees and nature, and is observed by eating fruit and other foods that grow on trees.

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