This question is for Nusach Artscroll Ashkenaz, and anyone else who follows the same sequence. I believe this includes the Ezras Torah luach.

On Motzaei Shabbos, Purim, and Tisha Beav, Maariv gets (vihi noam and) uva letziyon added to it, but the sequence is different:

Motzaei Shabbos:

  • shemoneh esrei
  • chatzi kaddish
  • vihi noam and uva letziyon
  • kaddish shalem

Purim and Tisha Beav

  • shemoneh esrei
  • kaddish shalem
  • (Esther|Eicha and kinnot)
  • (vihi noam if it's Purim Motzaei Shabbos and) uva letziyon
  • kaddish that's identical to kaddish yatom but said by the chazzan

Why the difference?

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    The simple answer here is Artscroll's Minhag is wrong, and there should be a Chatzi Kaddish after the Amida at Maariv on Purim (this is the position of the Levush, Taz, etc.). But I assume you don't want that as an answer. – Double AA Jul 19 '17 at 16:49
  • While you're adding these unusuals, I believe that there is also a half Kaddish on Simchat Torah just before "Arthur Racer". – DanF Jul 19 '17 at 18:03
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    @DoubleAA See Mishnah Berurah commentary #4 to O.C. 559:1. He says that after Ma'ariv, i.e. the Amidah, the chazzan says Kaddish with Titkabel. I don't know what Art Scroll says, as I don't have it before me. But, if A.S. instructs to say Kaddish Titkabel, it is correct based on this shita. – DanF Jul 19 '17 at 18:33
  • I have to check what happens on Purim night. But, I think that after Ve'ata Kaddosh, the chazzan says full Kaddish with Titkabel, but on 9 Av, not (reason being that on 9 Av), we eliminate Titkabel in all Kaddish from after Eicha until, I think Mincha following day.) The reason for double Kaddish (almost) Shalem twice is that the 1st is for after the Amidah. The 2nd is that, I think Kedusha Desidrah warrants its own Kaddish Titkabel, similar to what happens during Shacharit. There's a reason why we don't say one after Shachrit Amidah. I have to compile this from BeureiHatefillah.com – DanF Jul 19 '17 at 18:39
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    Likely this derives from places that would Daven Maariv early as usual on Purim night, and then wait for proper nightfall for the Megillah, a custom noted in Matte Moshe 801 hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=42401&st=&pgnum=197 and in Maharil Purim 5. Notably, the old custom was to say Titkabbal twice. Skipping it the second time through is a later change to try and make the practice reasonable. – Double AA Jul 19 '17 at 18:47

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