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One does not repeat the shemona esray at maariv for omitting yaale v'yavo. This is the same on the first and second night of rosh chodesh. One does repeat if omitted during shachris or mincha. This is in the artscholl sidur in the back where it lists selected laws concerning prayers and sourced there from orech chaim 422:1


See the Oruch HaShulchan in סימן תיט - דין סעודת ראש חודש who mentions various reasons why Rosh Chodesh is considered festive: Rosh Chodesh is mentioned in the Torah (Bemidbar 10:10) as one of times we festively blow the Shofar when bringing Korbanot: וּבְיוֹם שִׂמְחַתְכֶם וּבְמוֹעֲדֵיכֶם, וּבְרָאשֵׁי חָדְשֵׁיכֶם--וּתְקַעְתֶּם בַּחֲצֹצְרֹת עַל עֹלֹתֵיכֶם, ...


Inasmuch as it was the zman maariv, he fulfilled his obligation (since they would not have consecrated the new moon yet then) and therefore would not repeat.


You should have a bigger, nicer meal. (Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 419) Add hallel in davening and ya'aleh v'yavoh in Shmoneh Esrei and bentching. (SA OC 422 and 424) Some women have the custom of not doing melacha. (SA OC 417) Other than that, not really.

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