An Onain is not obligated to do Mitzvos Asei. An Onain does not Daven, nor make Brachos. Suppose a person is an Onain, and that day is his father's or mother's Yahrzheit, does he say Kaddish for them? (sources)

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    Do you have any reason to think Kaddish for a parent's Yahrzheit would be an exception to the rule you stated?
    – Double AA
    Jan 23, 2013 at 17:07
  • No. However I saw an Onain, who is a well versed fellow do so this week. Perhaps after Shiva is over I can ask him. Jan 23, 2013 at 17:33

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See the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 196:9; "an Onain says Kaddish if he has Yahrzeit for a parent, or is in his "11 months" Availut for them". But he seems to be referring to Shabbat.

In 26:12 he says that one who could not say Kaddish during the day - for whatever reason - can say Kaddish for a Yarzeit the evening after.

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