Category Archives: Celebration

Korean People Mark Lunar New Year’s Day

The Korean people enjoyed Lunar New Year’s Day. People entered the plaza park of the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, the sacred temple of Juche, where President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il lie in state, and made a bow to the portraits of smiling Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il. Working […]

DPRK Celebrates Day of Songun

The army and people of the DPRK significantly celebrated the 57th anniversary of Chairman Kim Jong Il’s start of Songun revolutionary leadership. An endless stream of people visited the plaza in front of the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, the sacred temple of Juche, where President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il lie in state. They paid tribute […]

Gathering 2017-Praise to Great Persons of Mt Paektu Held

The Gathering 2017-Praise to the Great Persons of Mt Paektu took place at the People’s Palace of Culture on August 15. Present at the gathering were Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People’s Assembly, Kim Ki Nam, vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea who is […]

Participants in Int’l Festival Visit Kim Jong Il’s Birthplace in Paektusan Secret Camp

The participants in the Fifth International Festival in Praise of the Great Persons of Mt Paektu visited Chairman Kim Jong Il’s birthplace in the Paektusan Secret Camp on August 14. They placed a floral basket and bouquets at the mosaic depicting the three commanders of Mt Paektu and paid tribute to them. In the yard […]

Art Performance Celebrates Successful Second ICBM Test-fire

An art performance was jointly given by the Moranbong Band and the State Merited Chorus at the People’s Theater Sunday to celebrate the successful second test-fire of intercontinental ballistic rocket Hwasong-14. Among the audience were Ri Man Gon, Ri Pyong Chol, officials of the party and armed forces organs, contributors to the successful test-fire of […]

Art Performance of Youth Celebrates V-Day

The art squad of the Central Committee of the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League gave a performance “July 27 of Eternal Victory” at the Central Youth Hall on July 24 in celebration of the 64th anniversary of victory in the Fatherland Liberation War. The numbers of performance, which began with chorus “Glory to General Kim Jong Un”, […]

DPRK Trade Cargo Ship Sets Sail!

The 5000-ton trade cargo ship Jaryok (self-reliance) set sail. Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un set forth a task on making a 5 000-ton cargo ship and named it in person. Workers, technicians and officials of the Ryongnam Dockyard built the Jaryok on the occasion of the Day of the Sun and thus provided another material and technical foundation for developing the […]

Developers of Rocket Hwasong-12 Arrive Here

Developers of the ground-to-ground medium-to-long range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 arrived here on Thursday. Streets of the capital city of Pyongyang were full of festive atmosphere to greet the scientists of national defence. Hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life and school youth and children were waiting for the merited persons along […]

Inaugural Ceremony of Ryomyong Street Held in Presence of Kim Jong Un

Magnificent Ryomyong Street has made its appearance in the area of the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, the sacred temple of Juche, amid the mounting festive atmosphere for celebrating the 105th birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung as the greatest auspicious holiday of the nation. The street, which was built as an icon of […]

Samjiyon Band Gives Performance to Mark International Women’s Day

Pyongyang, March 8 (KCNA) — The Samjiyon Band of the Mansudae Art Troupe gave a performance “Song in Praise of Women in Songun Era” at the East Pyongyang Grand Theatre on Wednesday, the 107th March 8 International Women’s Day. Put on the stage of the performance that started with the prelude “Women Are Flowers” were […]

4/25: Korean People’s Army Foundation Day in the DPRK

April 25 is a public holiday in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) called Korean People’s Army Foundation Day or Military Foundation Day. Originally it was celebrated on February 8, but Kim Il-sung changed the date in 1971. The Korean People’s Army (KPA) in its current form was officially founded on February 8, […]

Fireworks Displayed to Mark Anniversary of Country’s Liberation

Fireworks Displayed to Mark Anniversary of Country's Liberation

Fireworks were displayed in the sky above Pyongyang on Saturday evening to mark the 70th anniversary of Korea’s liberation. Kim Il Sung Square, Mansu Hill, Okryu Bridge and other places on the bank of the River Taedong where the Tower of the Juche Idea is standing were crowded with people of various circles, school youth and […]

69th Anniversary of Founding of the Korean Children’s Union Marked

On June 6, the sixty-ninth (69th) anniversary of the Korean Children’s Union (KCU) was marked. Joint meetings of the KCU organizations took place in Pyongyang and all provinces of the country, providing an opportunity for both families and youth to reflect on the day’s history and cultural significance. Performances were given by schoolchildren in South […]

Sweden Donates New Books to the Grand People’s Study House

A book-donating ceremony took place at the Grand People’s Study House in Pyongyang on June 6, which is also the “National Day” of Sweden. Almost 2,000 books on Nordic culture, history, music, Alfred Nobel, and mint copies of the Linnaeus Apostles were donated to the library’s already impressive number of works. Many of these were […]

International Children’s Day 2015

International Children’s Day (국제 아동절) was marked in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on 1 June. It is a day devoted to children of all backgrounds, cultures, nationalities and traditions around the world. The celebration was even bigger this year compared to last year (, as senior party and state officials congratulated children and […]

Anniversary of Russia’s Victory in Great Patriotic War Marked

A small film show took place in the Chollima Film Studio in Ryusongdong on Thursday, 7 May to mark the 70th anniversary of Russia’s victory, with the other Allied Powers, in the Great Patriotic War. As a suburb of Pyongyang, Ryusongdong’s massive Chollima Film Studio has been the prime location of previous film festivals in […]

On the Third Anniversary of the Demise of Leader Kim Jong Il

Leader Kim Jong Il

It has been three years since the Great Leader Kim Jong Il passed away. The sorrow felt by the hearts of all progressive people on that terrible day is still fresh and raw, but we are comforted and led by the teachings and exemplary leadership of Comrade Kim Jong Il. It is said that a […]

Korean Women on International Women’s Day

Korean Women on International Women’s Day

Pyongyang, March 8 (KCNA) — The women in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea enjoy International Women’s Day amid the blessings and congratulations at worksites, streets and families. Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, guided a flight drill of […]