Source: Joong Ang Daily (Seoul)
The government of South Korea has finally announced that a state funeral would be held Sunday, August 22, 2009, for the late former President Kim Dae-Jung.
As mentioned, earlier this week (18-Aug-2009), a state funeral means nine days of mourning and the declaration of a public holiday on the date of the funeral.
But, at the request of the family of former President Kim Dae-Jung, the period was reduced to 6 days so that the funeral would be held on a non-working day, as the family "did not want to see a weekday designated as a holiday in these tough economic times".
The South Korean government further clarified that no separate public holiday would be declared to commemorate the Sunday funeral.
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