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I'm curious if there is any discussion on when the Tishrei holiday "season" officially ends.

Just off the top of my head, I'm curious if anyone recommends refraining from eating nuts all the way to the end of the month, or if anyone recommends eating honey on Challah through the last Shabbath of the month, or if some wear white throughout the month, for example. There may be other practices that are related that I'm just not thinking of as well.

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I thought the refraining from eating nuts thing was only on Rosh HaShanah itself. I also thought that honey on chalah was only until Shmini Atzeres (that's what Artscroll says at the back of the machzor if I remember) –  b a Oct 11 '12 at 22:18
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What is a "holiday season"? I can't tell you when it ends until you tell me what it is. –  Double AA Oct 11 '12 at 22:38
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Some omit Tachanun through the end of the month, if that helps you. –  Double AA Oct 11 '12 at 22:41
    
@DoubleAA, I'm using the term to refer to a lengthy season approximately a month long, though commonly extended as long as possible by the celebrants (and the exact length is the crux of the question), in which heavy focus is paid to a series of significant, and also festive, holidays, by practicing certain seasonal customs. –  Seth J Oct 12 '12 at 14:21
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@SethJ How about Mashiv Haruach? –  Double AA Oct 12 '12 at 15:49
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There is a Chabad custom (Oztar Minhagei Chabad pg. 393) to announce on Motzei Simchas Torah the Posuk "ויעקב הלך לדרכו" (And Yaakov went on his way), indicating that the holiday season of Tishrie is now over, and it is now time to implement to inspiration we have received throughout the month into our everyday life. There is also a custom to make this announcement on Motzei Shabbos Breishis, and even Parshas Noach (Otzar Minhagei Chabad pg. 400).

In terms of practical customs we stop keeping, I believe there are two things going on simultaneously; there is the period of judgment which ends on Hoshana Rabba, and then there is the general festive season of Tishrie. Thus, on Hashana Rabba is the last day we dip Challa into honey, say L'Dovid Hashem Ori and some even refrain from eating spicy/sour foods all the way till then (this is my wife's familys' custom) as it is the conclusion of the judgment.

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Great answer. I'm withholding the check mark just in case anyone sources anything more general (broader than Chabad) or older. But if not, it's yours for completeness and documented support. –  Seth J Oct 11 '12 at 22:50
    
+1. Note that although Chabad (nusach haAri) says "L'David" through Ho"R, most Ashk'nazim say it through Shm"A. –  msh210 Oct 12 '12 at 5:56
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