new year for the trees

Jewish holiday Tu B'shvat, 'New Year for the Trees'

Jan 24, 2013
Isreali children plant trees in the Gaza Strip before Tu B’shvat in 2005.
AP Images

Holidays change. Halloween wasn’t always about getting candy and the first Thanksgiving probably didn’t involve watching football.  Saturday is Tu B’shvat, or ‘New Year for the Trees,’a minor Jewish holiday that’s changed at least three times.