Month of Nissan
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Preparing for Pesach
- One should begin to ask and discuss the Halachot of Pesach thirty days beforehand including Purim day. 
Tachanun, Fasting, and eulogies
- There’s no Tachanun, no fasts, or eulogies during the month of Nissan. 
- One shouldn’t fast for a Yehetzeit during the month of Nissan. 
- A bride and groom the day of their wedding may fast during Nissan even on Rosh Chodesh Nissan. 
- It’s permissible to fast a Tanit Chalom, a fast made to rectify a bad dream, during Nissan. 
- It’s proper to give Maot Chitim, charity to the poor in order that they have money for Matzah on Pesach. 
- It’s permissible to give Maot Chitim from money of Maaser Kesafim, a tith of one’s money. 
- It’s proper to read the פרשה of the Nisiyim on the first twelve days of Nissan and on the thirteenth to read Parshat BaHalotcha until Ken Assa Et HaMenorah. 
- S”A 429:1 writes that 30 days before Pesach we begin to ask and discuss the holiday of Pesach. Mishna Brurah 429:2 writes that it begins on Purim and it’s an obligation upon each individual to learn the Halachot of Pesach in this time.
- S”A 429:2. Mishna Brurah 429:9 adds that the minhag Ashkenaz was for even individuals not to fast during Nissan.
- Rama 429:2
- Mishna Brurah 429:10, Halichot Shlomo (Moadim vol 1, 2:3)
- Rama 429:10
- Rama 429:1. Mishna Brurah 429:6 emphasizes the significance of the obligation.
- Halichot Shlomo (Moadim vol 1, 2:2)
- Mishna Brurah 429:8