How long is the shloshim observed for a death which occurs during chol hamoed Pesach? Does one observe a full thirty days started from the funeral or is it shortened because of the chag?

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    I edited out your final question about Lag Baomer, because it's really a separate question - may one observing Shloshim shave on Lag Baomer - that has nothing to do with whether shloshim started on Chol Hamoed. Please consider asking it as a separate question.
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One whose relative is buried on Chol HaMoed must observe a full 30 days of Sheloshim starting from the funeral, with Shiva only taking place after the holiday is over (Shulchan Aruch YD 399:2).

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