Leviticus 23:10 "And you shall bring an omer of the first-fruits of your harvest"

For people who live and work on a farm, the arrival of Spring means much more than bike riding and kite flying!

After a cold winter, the first produce of the season has finally grown.

As they reap their harvest, they can appreciate HaShem's blessing which makes the crops grow.

In the Beit HaMikdash, we showed our gratitude to HaShem for providing us with food.

On the second day of Pesach, the spring festival, the season's first sheaves of barley are offered before any other grain could be harvested (see negative Mitzvah 190).

A lamb was also sacrificed to complete this offering of thanks to HaShem.