What is pidyon haben?
30 days After a maternal firstborn male is born(provided that both grandfathers are not a kohen or a Levi)he must be redeemed by a kohen with five sela’im of silver(a biblical measurement which equals approximately 94 grams of silver)
The occasion is marked with a large festive meal, where one invites his family and friends to join him in celebrating the Joyus occasion of the fulfillment of this special and relatively rare mitzvah.
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shulchan arch Yoreh de’ah 305:1
sefer zocher habrit chapter 32:2,3, responsa arrugas habosem yoreh e’ah 239;minchas elazar volume chapter 15