Memorial Day (South Korea)

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Memorial Day
Observed by South Korea
Date June 6
Next time 6 June 2019 (2019-06-06)
Frequency annual

The day to commemorate the men and women who died while in military service during the Korean War and other significant wars or battles.

On this day, a memorial ceremony is held in the National Cemetery in Seoul, first started in 1956. At 10 a.m. on Memorial Day, a siren rings all over the country, and people have silent prayers for one minute. The South Korean flag is flown at half-staff.[1] It is illegal to post pictures of graves of fallen soldiers unless the poster is biologically related to the fallen soldier, otherwise, they can be charged with defamation of character and violation of privacy.[2]

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