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National day of mourning

Finnish flag at half-mast due to the 2011 Norway attacks on July 24, 2011.

A national day of mourning is a day marked by mourning and memorial activities observed among the majority of a country's populace. They are designated by that nation's government. Such days include those marking the death or funeral of a renowned individual or individuals from that country or elsewhere, or the anniversary of such a death or deaths. Flying a flag of that country and/or military flag at half-mast is a common symbol.


  • Selected list of figures recognized by national days of mourning 1
    • State officials 1.1
    • Religious figures 1.2
    • Sporting figures 1.3
    • Tragedies 1.4
  • References 2

Selected list of figures recognized by national days of mourning

State officials

Religious figures

Sporting figures


Armenians commemorate the Armenian Genocide on 24 April in the European Quarter of Brussels


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  4. ^ Tisková zpráva vlády České republiky ze dne 19. prosince 2011
  5. ^ Serbia observes first day of mourning
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