National day of mourning

This article is about the general concept. For specific observances, see Day of mourning (disambiguation).
Finnish flag at half-staff due to the 2011 Norway attacks on July 22, 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 the national 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-staff is a common symbol.

Selected list of figures recognized

State officials

Religious figures

Sporting figures


The 44 police officers who perished during the Mamasapano clash