General Yom Tov Halachot

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  1. The mitzvot of Kavod and Oneg apply to Yom Tov just like Shabbat. [1]

Erev Yom Tov

  1. It's forbidden to make a festive meal on Erev Yom Tov which one wouldn't normally have during the week. [2]
  2. One shouldn't have a meal after nine hours in the day just like on Erev Shabbat. See Not eating on Erev Shabbat. [3]

Meals of Yom Tov

  1. One should have Lechem Mishneh (two loaves of bread) for the two meals of Yom Tov. See Lechem Mishneh. [4]


  1. Mishna Brurah 249:8
  2. Rama 529:1, Mishna Brurah 249:8
  3. Rama 529:1
  4. Rama 529:1, Mishna Brurah 529:9