Sunday, 31 May 2009

'Noje' held for former President Roh Moo-hyun

A sombre Kim Je-dung presided over the noje (street memorial service)

5 million mourners gathered at the streets of Seoul to bid a teary farewell to former President Roh Moo-hyun on Friday, 29 May 2009. The funeral service in Seoul was held at Seoul Plaza, in front of Seoul City Hall where citizens were waiting for "noje" -- a street memorial service.

TV host Kim Je-dong was MC for the street rite and singers Yang Hee-un, Yoon Do-hyun paid tribute to Roh with songs. Poets Ahn Do-hyun and Kim Jin-kyeong recited memorial poems.

The crowd wore yellow caps and held yellow ribbons and balloons. Yellow was the symbolic color Roh used during his 2002 presidential election.

For details of the funeral, go to
The Korea Times

Yoon Do-hyun

Yellow was the color Roh used during his 2002 presidential election

A final farewell


아이스Aiseu said...

My Korean Teacher is upset by his death too...:(

Anonymous said...

His name is Noh Moo Hyun, not Roh Moo Hyun. You made this mistake twice now. Please fix it. That's why everyone had something yellow, because in Korean, yellow is Noh-lahng.

Orchid said...

@Anonymous Blogger. You are right, in Korean, the former President's name is 노무현 (direct translated as No Moo-hyun). However, we are using the English version and in all other sites, he is known as Roh Moo-hyun (i.e. The Korea Times and CNN).

eonjehna said...

I agree with Orchid. I've never seen his name as anything other than Roh Moo-Hyun. Interesting how its translated differently.

Condolences to his family and friends.


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