Memorial Day for the Dead in South Korea (06/06)

Remembrance Day (현충일; Hyeonchung-il) is held in South Korea on June 6 to honor soldiers and civilians who died during the war and gave their lives for the country.

This memorable date is celebrated on the day of the signing of the armistice that ended the Korean War of 1950-1953. This conflict between North and South Korea led to the division of the country and huge human losses.

Every year on this day, meetings of veterans and various events in honor of the war veterans are held. The largest memorial ceremony is held at the National Cemetery in Seoul. Also on this day at 10 am, a siren sounds, calling for a moment of silence, as a tribute to the memory of all the dead.