hol hamoed

plural noun, sometimes capitalized
hol ha·​mo·​ed
variants: or chol hamoed \ ˌkōlhäˈmōəd \

Definition of hol hamoed

: the four intermediate semiholidays between the first two and last two full festival days of Passover also : the five intermediate days between the first two and last two days of Sukkoth

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History and Etymology for hol hamoed

Hebrew ḥol ha-moed, literally, the secular portion of the festival

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“Hol hamoed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hol%20hamoed. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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