Memorial Day (South Korea)

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Memorial Day
Observed bySouth Korea
DateJune 6
Next time6 June 2020 (2020-06-06)

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 Seoul National Cemetery, 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][better source needed]


  1. ^ Flag flying information from
  2. ^ "Younha shuts down the controversy regarding her illegal photo at Daejeon National Cemetery". allkpop. Retrieved June 8, 2018.