It is celebrated with mostly dried fruit
The rainy season is about over in the Land of Israel and most fruits are ripe..
The earliest ripe fruit is the "shekadiah,"(almond).as per this famous Israeli song..
"HaShekadiah Porachat," "VeShemesh Paz Zorachat" "Tzipporim Me'Rosh kol Gag" "Mevasrot et Bo HaChag"
The Almond has blossomed And the Sun is Shining Brightly Birds from Every Roof-Top
Welcome the Arrival of the Holiday
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