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It is the custom among Ashkenazim to read Kohelet on the Shabbat of Chol HaMoed Sukkot.

Is there any reason why Sephardim never took on (or stopped) this custom?

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Masheces tannis(antiochos) used to be read –  sam Sep 22 '13 at 17:53
    
@sam megillat taanit and megillat antiochos are two different megillot. It was antiochus that was read (only) by Italian Jewry: jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/10553-megillat-anteyokos –  Aryeh Sep 24 '13 at 7:18
    
There is a theory that the only reason we read Kohelet on Sukkot is because we read the other megillot on the other holidays. Someone realized that we've got a leftover book (Kohelet) and holiday (Sukkot), and decided to rectify the situation. –  Shmuel Apr 17 at 20:15
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