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I've found material about the spiritual significance and symbolism behind it but nothing about the source for this tradition.

EDIT: For those unaware of this custom, a brief description (as I understand it anyway, since there doesn't appear to be any real rules about it): it's a tradition to eat some level of special meal as yom tov ends, typically associated with sukkos, pesach, and Shavuot but not necessarily restricted to those.

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  • @rosends thanks for the related link. Seen it before but doesn't help - the question asking if it is a codified minhag was unfortunately unanswered :( – Daniel Flomin Apr 24 at 13:41
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    This would seem to relate to the Moshiach's Seudah made on Acharon shel Pesach after minchah that was instituted by the Baal Shem Tov and popularized for the public by the 5th Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Shalom Dov Ber, z"l. – Yaacov Deane Apr 24 at 15:34
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    According to this link from Wikipedia, the Vilna Gaon z"l also followed this practice. he.wikipedia.org/wiki/סעודת_משיח – Yaacov Deane Apr 24 at 15:50

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