Tu Bishvat

The Central Zionist Archives holds a rich and diverse collection of posters and handbills from the period of the Yishuv and the early years of the State of Israel. The posters and handbills were displayed on bulletin boards around the cities, and that way messages and information were transferred to the wider public. The posters and handbills were used to address a wide array of subjects: Zionism, settlements, security, art, theater, health and more.
The date of Tu Bishvat (the 15th day in Shvat) has always been known as the "New Year of the Trees”. The Jewish Yishuv in Palestine added additional meaning to the holiday and began the custom of tree planting. This was an expression of the renewal of the Jewish settlement in Palestine, and the blooming of the country’s landscape. Here are some of the posters published for Tu Bishvat.