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State Funeral

State Funeral A State Funeral Committee is organized with 7 or less people to conduct the state funeral for former and present Presidents, and the head of the committee is appointed by the President through the review of the Cabinet meeting. For efficiency, the State Funeral Committee sets up a Funeral Executive Committee headed by the Minister of Public Administration and Security.

'State funeral and national funerfal' are called ,and the cost of state funeral is funded by the state coffers in full excluding the expenses for the events not related with the nature of the state funeral such as the meal for visitors.

The funeral lasts for 5 to 7 days.

State Funeral of the late former President Dae-jung Kim

For the funeral of the late former President Dae-jung Kim, we installed and operated the incense altar in the plaza in front of Seoul City Hall and shared the sorrow with a number of people who visited the incense altar during the state funeral.

To pay tribute to the achievements of the late President who devoted himself to the advancement of democracy and the peace in the Korean Peninsula and also received Nobel Peace Prize, we used butterfly, heart, and red flower to decorate incense altars warmly.

State Funeral of the late former President Moo-hyun Roh

For the funeral of the late former President Moo-hyun Roh, we installed and operated the incense altars in Seoul Station Plaza and Seoul Museum of History to console the grief of many visitors to the funeral during the funeral period.

To pay tribute to his upright character, we decorated the incense altar in Seoul Station Plaza in straight lines and to express his utmost love for the people, we decorated the incense altar at the Seoul Museum of History in the shape of the heart.