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Various Chassidim have different customs regarding special occasions where they don't say Tachanun.

[I know this because sometimes I daven in a Vishnitz shule and, upon asking why they didn't say Tachanun one Chassid answered that it was a special day for Vishnitz (I forgot what exactly... maybe a Yartzeit of a Rebbe)]

For instance Chabad chassidim don't say Tachanun on a day where one of the Chabad Rebbeim was released from prison. (= Yom HaGeulah) [see Sefer HaMinhagim p16, Hayom Yom 19th Kislev, 12th Tamuz and 13th Tamuz (search for the word 'Tachanun')]

What special days/occasions do other branches of Chasiddim have on which they don't say Tachanun?

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I remember hearing of a new shull in Israel were many of the congregants were Chassidim and were not going to say tachanun, but many others were not and were going to. In order to avoid the conflict the Rabbi of the shull begged a newly married man to daven there on that day so that everyone would not say tachanun and avoid the conflict that could have harmed the new (i.e. it did not have settled minhagim yet) shull. (Yes, I know this doesn't answer the question, it just seemed like an interesting story to share.) –  Ariel Jan 4 '13 at 11:05
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See the answers to this: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/2653/3 –  WAF Jan 4 '13 at 11:51
    
Wouldn't it be easier to ask the question the other way? –  Double AA Jan 4 '13 at 14:18
    
You want an exhaustive list? –  Seth J Jan 4 '13 at 15:29
    
@SethJ : An exhaustive list isn't necessary, however if you know of particular klallim which various Chassidim have regerding not saying Tachanun - that would do. [i.e like the one I mentioned in my question , or like msh210 pointed out about not saying Tachanun in Mincha. –  Danield Jan 6 '13 at 21:29
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Most Chassidic Groups:1

  • On the yahrtzeit of a rabbi with connection to the group (either a previous rebbe, or someone with substantial influence on the group or that town's inhabitants).
  • When their rebbe does, e.g. when his child gets married or is circumcised.
  • On days when special joyous events happened to their past rebbes, e.g. they were freed from prison or concentration camp, or a decree affecting them was abolished.

Zionists:

  • On Yom HaAtzma'ut.3

Anti-Zionists:

  • Do say tachanun on on Yom HaAtzma'ut, even if there would be reasons not to say. a) 4

Munkatch:5

  • If there is a circumcision anywhere in that town (common custom is only that synagogue).
  • By Mincha.b)

Satmar:

  • On Fridays.4

Viznitz:6

  • On Erev Rosh Chodesh if it is after the molad.
  • Reb Mendel's chassidim by Mincha, even though it is always before sunset.c)

Zidichov:8

  • From Rosh Chodesh Adar I until seven days after Shavuos.
  • Whenever there can be found a reason (e.g. Mincha, Yahrtzeit,...).

Shotz:8

  • By Mincha.

Notes:

a) The current Belz​er rebbe himself steps out of his own synagogue to say tachanun alone, if his synagogue omits it by a bris milah. This is even though he is the sandak and mohel and normally would not say tachanun, even in a minyan other that where the bris takes place.2
b) Lev Tahor says tachanun by Mincha, even though they use the Munkatch​er siddur.1
c) Reb Mendel keeps the custom of his father, Reb Moshele, who abolished tachanun by Mincha. However, traditionally it is said, and so do Reb Mottele's chassidim, and Reb Yisroel is reinstating the old custom for his chassidim.7


Sources:

1 Personal experience
2 Heard from Lipa Klein, Montreal, a prominent Belz​er chassid who was there
3 Such chassidim
4 Siddur Yetev Lev
5 Siddur Tz'vi Tiferes
6 Viznitz​er siddur
7 Montreal's Yisroel-Viznitz​er dayan
8 Montreal's Shotz​er rebbe's son (See Wikipedia for information about the split within Viznitz)

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You deserve a down vote for the comment about Belz. Belz most certainly does say Tachanun on Yom HaAtzmaoot. Not only that but because the post Pesach B"HaB cycle many times overlaps with Yom HaAtzmaoot you will find Belzer Chassidim saying selichots on Yom Hatzmaoot. In the Chassidic world Belz is known to be more makpid on Tachnun than others (e.g. Zidatchov) so your comment is waaay off. Please edit your answer –  eramm Feb 4 at 12:20
    
@eramm Thanks for you comment. I'll ask him again if I understood right. The question intreagued me and I am actively researching the various minhagim. I am now adding Zidichov and Shotz. –  NBZ Feb 4 at 20:40
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I imagine what your friend witnessed was that there was a bris on Yom Hatzmaoot (since the Rebbe is the defacto sandek/mohel in Belz tachnun is often not said at his minyan) and even though there was a bris the Rebbe said tachnun privately. Bear in mind it's a very rare occasion where the Belzer Rebbe davens in the same room when davening in his personal Beis Medrish so the fact that someone claims to have "seen" is suspect. –  eramm Feb 5 at 12:55
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@NBZ sorry I worded my comment a little unclear, as per Chabad minhag, I'll look up the mekor, but I am pretty sure its in sefer haminhagim, we do say tachanun on yartzeits of all our rebbeim, and I'm pretty sure the Rebbe (MMS) may also have a letter about the connection between saying tachanun and a yartzeit of a tzaddik. –  Efraim Feb 7 at 4:28
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@eramm You are absolutely right. I misunderstood. Now it is fixed. However, at the time, the Rebbe did daven with the oilom on and off. –  NBZ Feb 21 at 15:02
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Mincha, for one. It's customary among some chasidim to pray mincha after sunset, when one does not[citation needed] say tachanun. Therefore[citation needed], even on the occasion that they pray earlier, some skip tachanun.

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Viznitz are careful to daven mincha before shkia, but they never say tachanun by mincha. Munkatch never say tachanun by mincha, it isn't even in their siddur. (Source: the two places I daven most often) –  NBZ Jan 30 at 18:50
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