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Friday 03 Dec 2004: Half-mast
The custom of flying a flag half-mast as a sign of mourning has its origin from the idea that above the lowered flag one has the invisible flag of death. So rather than having the flag half-way down, one should think of having it at a height, such that there is room for an invisible flag of the same size. Another custom is to use a black ribbon next to the flag as a sign of mourning, but then the flag is raised to the top.

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