This is a guest post by camping blogger, Deann from Bear in Forest.
There are many Jewish holidays to be celebrated. With the mention of holidays, you’ll be able to appreciate the events with family. And what better way can you spend time with the ones you love and enjoy these holidays with a good camping trip! Before planning your next camping adventure with family and friends, you must know when the Jewish holidays are!
To help you know when to plan your next camping trips, we show you the list of Jewish holidays and some tips on how to have a memorable camping trip.
Jewish Holidays And When To Camp
Here are the list of Jewish holidays celebrated all year-round and the dates you should save for a nice camping trip with your friends or family:
To B’Shvat is celebrated on January 31, known as the New Year for the trees. It is the celebration of humankind’s connection to the natural environment, showing our appreciation towards the fruits of the Land of Israel. This is a great time to camp and contemplates on the natural beauty that surrounds you as you sleep outdoors.
Passover is from April 11 to 18, where it is filled with family fun. It’s one of the best weeks to spend time with your family through camping outdoors and have the time of your lives as you attain personal liberation and fulfillment for Passover.
Israel Independence Day is on May 2, when we celebrate the historical return of the Jews to the Land of Israel. This is a day of celebration when you can camp outdoors and celebrate as you view the fireworks or celebrate the Jewish new year in peace.
Rosh Hashanah is the start of the Jewish new year, a judgment of humankind and where you feel extreme closeness and reconciliation with God. It’s held from September 21 to 22, a camping retreat to think.
Yom Kippur is celebrated on September 30, the Day of Atonement. It is a day of fasting and repentance, where you have the chance to cleanse yourself and your sins as you renew your relationship with God. This date makes an excellent reason to retreat to the outdoors and be alone with nature as you contemplate on life.
Chanukah or Hanukkah is the Holiday of Lights that celebrates the miracle of an oil candle that lasted for eight days. It is celebrated from December 13 to 20, perfect for those who want to camp during the holiday season.
Tips On Camping
Now that you know many of the Jewish holidays you can set your camping trips on, how should you start camping? It may be a bit confusing, especially if you’ve never tried camping before! To help you out, here are some tips you can follow when camping (or planning a camping trip) during the Jewish holidays:
- Remember that while some Jewish holidays are funny and festivities, there are solemn occasions that require peace and quiet. If you are going out on a retreat, refrain from making too much disturbance or noise near others who have come to camp with serenity and a way to reconcile their relationship with God.
- Plan some camping games for adults to make the trip fun and exciting. There are a lot of camping games for adults you can try that do not require many materials or won’t make a lot of ruckuses.
- Stuck with mice around your camper as you go around places? Keeping mice out of camper just requires you to invest in mouse or rat traps. You can also try rodent repellents and poisons, or mothballs what would keep mice away from your camper.
- Make sure that you are properly prepared for your camping trip, taking account the dates of Jewish holidays you will be camping on. Search for the weather during those times, as well as the exact campsite you’ll be staying in.
- Pack smart. Create a list of all the necessary things you’ll need for camping, such as simple and easy-to-prepare food and camping equipment. It’s best to pack lightly but with everything you need, rather than the unnecessary luxuries that will hold you down!
Looking for a way to celebrate the Jewish holidays? Then try a great camping trip! Not only will you enjoy the trip with others, but you’ll have a fun time as you learn more about the Jewish traditions and celebrations.
Hopefully, this article on camping during the Jewish holidays will have helped you become more knowledgeable with the different celebrations and what you need to know about camping.
So what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip around these holidays today!
Deann Rebello – I’m a founder at BearinForest.com, a Camping blog that shares everything about traveling and camping. I’m just a young lady who loves camping out and always eager to share my bonding experience to the world. Follow me on Twitter