When a Tallit is worn

How to tie tsitsit (NBS)
Amsterdam talitot tradition (NBS)

 

Day

Chazan

Tsibur

Shacharit

All days

Yes

Yes 

9 Av

No[1]

No1

Mincha

Weekday

No

No

Friday and eve of Yom Tov[2]  

Yes

No

Shabbat  

Yes

Yes

Rosh Chodesh 

No

No

Yom Tov2 & Yom Kipur Ne’ilah

Yes

Yes

Ta’anit 

Yes[3]

Yes3

Chanukah, Purim 

No

No

Arvit

Weekday 

No

No

Friday night 

Yes

No

Close of Shabbat and Yom Tov2

No

No

Yom Tov2 

Yes

No

Yom Kippur (Kal Nidre)

Yes

Yes

Close Yom Kippur

No

No

Chanukah 

No

No

Purim incl. Megillah

Yes

No


The chazzan used to wear a silken tallit, donated by a Mr. de Castro. At a certain moment the Rabbanim decided that the silken tallit was only permitted for Arvit. For the other services a woolen tallit had to be used.

Boys start wearing a tallit as of the age of 4-5years old.

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Tsitsits have 10-5-6-5 windings, the number of yod keh vav keh ('י'ה'ו'ה). 
The oldest source for this minhag is Rabbi Solomon Molcho, born in 1500 and burned at the stake by the Inquisition in 1532. This can be found a.o. in ש"ע או"ח יא מגן אברהם כב, in the באר הטיב נד and in משנה ברורה ע.

[1] No tefillin either

[2] High festivals and Regalim

[3] With tefillin