Pentecost the Holy land harvest feast
The Pentecost is a Holy day mentioned in the Old Testament hold by the Jews with the purpose of celebrating the beginning of the wheat harvest.
Although, in the Old Testament, this Holyday is mentioned under a different name. It is called the Feast of Harvest or the Feasts of Weeks. The last name comes from the positioning of this celebration in comparison with other events. Until Pentecost came, there were other festivals or celebrations that took place. The Passover, The Unleavened Bread and the Feast of First fruits happened before Pentecost. And since this one was marking the start of the wheat harvest, its celebration date was somewhere in the mid-May or early June. You had to take the time of the Feast of First fruits Celebration and count 50 days afterwards, to get the date of celebrating Pentecost.
Pentecost was a name given by the Greeks, meaning is a free translation “the fifth day”. Also, this was a pilgrim celebration. The Jewish rules stated that all adult men should gather in Jerusalem and celebrate Pentecost. It was a great Holy event when no work was done, and shops and schools were closed. Everyone celebrated the generosity of the Lord and the appreciation of the wheat harvest. In Jerusalem, the highest priest would take a loaf of bread, made out of the first harvest of wheat, and break it in front of God, as a sign of gratitude.
In the Christian liturgical year, later on, the Pentecost became a celebration marking the descending of the Holy Spirit over the Apostles. So today, it is considered to be the Birthday of the Church.
It is still a religious Holiday that any Christian should remember and celebrate. And how can you mark this event better, with your loved ones, than by offering them a gift box with items coming straight from the Holy Land.
The need for traveling there for celebrations it is not necessary today, but it is still a great thing to be able to enjoy this event by tasting some of the essential products, specific to the Holy Land and in close connection with the life of Jesus. By offering such unique gifts, the person who will enjoy them will feel closer to his or hers religious roots, and closer to the land where Jesus was born and lived.
It is the reason Galilee 33 brought to your attention this one of a kind product, brought from the farms in Galilee. With the gift boxes prepared by Galilee 33, we can remember how Jesus and its disciples celebrated, with bread, olive oil and wine, the Holy events.
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