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Why don't we say Avinu Malcanu on Tisha B' Av?

The Artscroll Siddur says "on fast days that tachanun is omitted...", is there any other reason?

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I once heard a nice vort: The month of Elul is the month of Avinu-Malkeinu. The month of Av is just plain Avinu (a much closer relationship) ... –  David Perlman Aug 12 '11 at 9:17
Very similar: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/30016 –  msh210 Jul 18 '13 at 15:23
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The main reason that I recall is because of the pasuk in Eichah (1:15) that refers to the day as "moed"

קָרָא עָלַי מוֹעֵד לִשְׁבֹּר בַּחוּרָי

I don't remember why that forces a connection.

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Why is this the best answer? –  Adam Mosheh May 7 '12 at 0:16
@AdamMosheh, the answer to your specific question could be that it's the only actual answer on the page. You should say something like: This answer should not have been accepted because... –  YDK May 9 '12 at 4:37
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Edited to change my answer. Here is a link that explains why we don't say Avinu Malkeinu on Tisha B'Av.

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It would be useful if you summarized the linked webpage, even in just one or two sentences. –  Tiberia Nov 29 '11 at 5:39
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