Korean Memorial Day 2013
What is Korean Memorial Day 2013?
Also known as Hyeongchun-il, the Korean Memorial Day is a public holiday celebrated in South Korea to remember and honor those who died serving Korea during wartime. The day of celebration is every year on June 6th and is observed by all people throughout South Korea. During the memorial ceremony, a Korean national flag is raised to half-staff.
When is Korean Memorial Day 2013?
The Korean Memorial Day for 2013 will fall on Thursday, June 6th
When is Korean Memorial Day 2014?
For the year of 2014, it will fall on Friday June 6th.
Traditions of Korean Memorial Day
The traditions of the people of South Korea include visiting the National Cemetery in Seoul where many Korean soldiers are buried and beside each grave, descendants place tiny national flags, food, drinks and flowers as an offering. Every year, since 1956, a memorial ceremony is held at the National Cemetery on June 6th at 10am when Koreans have a silent prayer for 10 minutes to remember sacrifice given by each soldier who lost their lives. The moment for prayer to begin is marked by sirens and the raising of the Korean national flag to half-staff.
Happy Korean Memorial Day 2013!