Rabbi Ari Shvat
Is there anything one is not allowed to do on a parent's yahrzeit?
Ashkenazim can't attend weddings from the night before (=the beginning of) the Yahrtzeit, but some say this is just the 1st Yahrtzeit (when all of the laws of mourning of the 12 months still apply). Many fast on their parents Yahrtzeit. Some have the custom of not listening to happy music.Read more