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If a woman's first child is a male child born by natural childbirth, then the child must be redeemed from a kohein (priest) by a procedure called Pidyon Ha-Ben. In addition, firstborn males must observe a special fast the day before Pesach (Passover), commemorating the fact that they were saved from the plague of the first born.
Birth and the First Month of Life - Pidyon Ha-Ben: Redemption of the Firstborn
Minor Fasts

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