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Why Does Silence Fall Across South Korea For a Day Each Year?

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Today’s article is courtesy of one of our newest favorite reads, Tour the Globe. This blog is filled with intriguing geographical facts and will open your eyes to places you didn’t even know existed.

Today we learn about a national custom that demonstrates how seriously South Korea views education. It is a national day of silence, designed to help students give their undivided attention to the toughest exam they will face.

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