In Parashat Behaalotcha we read of a group of individuals who were unable for Halachic reasons to celebrate Pesach. On the fourteenth day of Nisan, when they had been mandated to bring the Pesach offering, they had been tamei. That is, “they were unclean, having come into contact with a dead body so that they could not keep Pesach on that day”. (Bemidbar 9:6).
These individuals had wanted, apparently quite passionately, to bring the offering on the appointed day. They thus went to Moshe and Aharon and pleaded their case. Their “petition” was, basically, “Because we were tamei because of a corpse, why must we lose out on bringing the Pesach offering to Hashem?” They asked for a second chance.
Moshe took their case to Hashem. And Hashem did indeed give them a second opportunity. We thus have Pesach Sheni, celebrated a month after Pesach.
My question is the following: Why is it only Pesach that is given a “do-over holiday”? For example, surely there were individuals who were tamei at the time of Sukkot. They would thus have been forbidden from bringing a fire offering to Hashem. Why did these persons not ask Moshe for a “second chance”? (We are not told of their having done so, if in fact they did.)
Why did individuals who were tamei at other appointed times for bringing an offering not ask Moshe and Aharon for the opportunity to do so after they had become tahor? Why is there not a “blanket second chance” a month later for persons who are tamei at the mandated time for an offering?
I did check the StackExchange archives to see if this question had been asked previously. I did not find such a question. If I missed it, I apologize. I would be very grateful for the link or reference to that previous inquiry. Many thanks!