Shevat is the fifth month of the Jewish civil year, the eleventh month of the religious year. Its zodiac sign is Aquarius (in Hebrew, deli, meaning bucket). The word shevat is Akkadian/Babylonian in origin; it appears only once in the Bible (Zechariah 1:7), but it is the "eleventh month" referred to in Deuteronomy 1:3 when Moses began to read the Book of Deuteronomy to the people.

Shevat always has 30 days, and Tu bi-Shevat (New Year for Trees) falls, following the tradition of the school of Hillel, on the 15th of Shevat (see article on Tu bi-Shevat).

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