Who May Make a Siyum==
==What Learning Entitles One To Make a Siyum==
# If one learned an entire Maasechet except for one paragraph, it’s sufficient for a Siyum. <Ref>Halichot Shlomo 8:2 </ref>
# If someone studies through one of the books of the holy Zohar, it is considered an act of genuine Torah study even if he does not understand any of the mystical meanings of the passages. Celebrating the completion of these books is sufficient to exempt a firstborn from fasting on the 14th of Nissan. <ref> Yalkut Yosef 470:19 </ref>
#[[Kaddish]] De'itchadeta is commonly recited at the conclusion of the Siyum.
#[[Tachanun]] is not recited at the Tefillah following or preceding a Siyum.<ref>Sh"t Yabia Omer 4:13 writes that one doesn't say [[Tachanun]] in the [[davening]] right before a siyum just like the mishna in Taanit (31a) says that in they made a holiday on [[Tu BeAv]] because certain families finished for the season the mitzvah of chopping wood for the Bet HaMikdash.</ref>
# Likewise, someone within the thirty-day [[mourning]] period for another immediate relative ([[Shloshim]]) may attend such a celebration, as well.<ref> Yalkut Yosef 470:24 </ref>
# However, someone within the seven-day [[mourning]] period ([[Shiva]]) may not attend such a celebration. See below about Erev Pesach.<ref> Yalkut Yosef 470:24 </ref>