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Before a woman lights candles for Yom Tov that falls out on Motzei Shabbos does it say anywhere that she needs to say "HaMavdil" first? (Since the kedushas are different -- on Shabbos it was ossur to light a fire and now it's muter. Although by a normal Motzei Shabbos this is the same situation perhaps there is some difference between a normal Motzei Shabbos and a Yom Tov that falls out on Motzei Shabbos that.)

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related judaism.stackexchange.com/q/13922/759 – Double AA Jan 2 '13 at 19:52
Why would this be different from Havdala candle on Motzaei Shabbat? – Double AA Jan 2 '13 at 19:53
@DoubleAA I updated the question. Please don't tell me to explain what the "difference" might be. I'm leaving it up to those who can answer to explain why or why there isn't a difference. That's exactly my question! – Yehoshua Jan 2 '13 at 19:57

The Chayei Adam (2:8:23) address your point and encourages men to teach their wives (who were generally in charge of lighting the candles and were largely uneducated) to recite ברוך המבדיל בין קודש לקודש before lighting the Yom Tov candles on Saturday night.

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I personally fail to see how this case would be different from the standard Satuday night Havdalah candle, as discussed here. – Double AA Jan 2 '13 at 20:06

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