Tu B'av 2017 - פנגולין - Jewish Holiday of Love

Tu B'av 2017 - פנגולין - Jewish Holiday of LoveTu B'Av (Hebrew: ט"ו באב, the fifteenth of the month Av) is a minor Jewish holiday. In modern-day Israel, it is celebrated as a holiday of love (Hebrew: חג האהבה‎‎, Hag HaAhava), similar to Valentine's Day. It has been said to be a "great day for weddings".

פנגולין (שם מדעי: Manis) הוא סוגם של רוב מיני הפנגולינאים - סדרה קטנה של יצורים מכוסי שריון אצטרובלי ואוכלי חרקים קטנים הנפוצים באפריקה ובאסיה. בני סוג זה חיים רק ברחבי דרום מזרח אסיה ובהודו באזורים הטרופיים וחלקם נמצאים בסכנת הכחדה.

Tu B'Av marks an informal "high" to counter the "low" of The Three Weeks leading up to Tisha B'Av. Tu B'Av does not have many established religious rituals associated with its celebration. However Tachanun is not said—either at mincha the day before or on the day itself—and a bride and groom traditionally do not fast if their wedding falls on Tu B'Av.

In modern times, it has become a romantic Jewish holiday, often compared to Valentine's Day, and has been said to be a "great day for weddings, commitment ceremonies, renewal of vows, or proposing". Also, "It is a day for romance, explored through singing, dancing, giving flowers, and studying."
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