Most Pidyon HaBen's take place in the afternoon. Do you say Tachanun at Mincha which is immediately preceding a Pidyon HaBen? (sources)

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    Might it depend on whether the pidyon is around the same time/place as the t'fila? – msh210 Jan 19 '12 at 16:19
  • It might. I do not know. My question is regarding a Mincha immediately preceding a Pidyon. – Gershon Gold Jan 19 '12 at 16:23
  • I'm guessing yes. A seudat mitzva doesn't make it a yom tov (eg a siyum). – Double AA Jan 19 '12 at 18:19
  • Do you have any reason to suspect mincha is any different from shacharit? – Double AA Aug 14 '12 at 21:59


If the Pidyon Haben and its festive meal will take place immediately after davening, Tachanun is not recited (Ishai Yisrael 25:26 quoting Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach).

However the Mishnas Yehoshua brings in the name of the Sova Semochos that you do say Tachanun at a Pidyon HaBen

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