Around Seoul, one will notice the white flags hanging on the poles in the streets. December 15 is a Special Civil Defense Drill day or 민방위 특별 대피훈련. This will be held for 15 minutes from 2PM to 215. It will be preceded by a long air raid siren. Don’t panic! Just stop what you’re doing and follow instructions. Expect the traffic to stop too.
What: Korea National Emergency Drill (Civil Defense Drill)
When: December 15
Who: Citizens and foreigners (everyone in Korea!)
This is a special civil defense drill though. Aside from air raid sirens, fighter jets will also fly and civilians will be asked (or led) to shelters or 대피소.