Moadim lesimcha

Alternative Spellings

Moadim l'simcha, Moadim lesimha, Mo'adim l'simcha


  • Happy holiday! Greeting used on the intermediate days of Pesach and Sukkot (known as chol ha-moed).

Example Sentences

  • A: Moadim lesimha! B: Hagim uzemanim lesasson!

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Ladino


מועדים לשמחה (lit. 'times of joy')

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
Sephardim: Jews with Sephardi or Mizrahi heritage


North America


Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).


The Yiddish equivalent is אַ גוטן מועד a gutn moyed.

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