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Tevet       Shevat ()       Adar ->
Tu Bishvat
Tu Bishvat, the New Year of the Trees, occurs
on the 15th of Shevat, which coincides with
the flowering of the almond tree in Israel.
Month number: 11
Number of days: 30
Season: Winter (Northern Hemisphere)
Gregorian equivalent: January-February

Shevat (Hebrew: , Standard vat, Tiberian ?e; from Akkadian ?ab?tu) is the fifth month of the civil year starting in Tishre (or Tishri) and the eleventh month of the ecclesiastical year on the Hebrew calendar starting in Nisan. It is a month of 30 days. Shevat usually occurs in January-February on the Gregorian calendar. The name of the month was taken from the Akkadian language during the Babylonian Captivity. The assumed Akkadian origin of the month is ?ab?tu meaning strike that refers to the heavy rains of the season. In Jewish sources the month is first mentioned by this name in the bible book of prophet Zechariah (Zechariah 1).

Holidays in Shevat

Shevat in Jewish history and tradition

See also


  1. ^ "Chabad Jewish Calendar". Chabad. Retrieved 2012.

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