[Sephardic Hebrew khawl hah-maw-ed; Ashkenazic Hebrew khohl-hah-moh-eyd, -moid]
- the period between the first and last two days of Passover or Sukkoth, consisting of four days during Passover and five days during Sukkoth and having less than full festival status.
Also Chol Hamoed.
Origin of Hol Hamoed
ḥōl hammōʿēdh literally, the secular part of the feast
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