Category Archives: Culture

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 […]

Disabled People Give Performance

Members of the Korean Art Association of the Disabled gave a performance “We Love Our Country” at the People’s Palace of Culture from July 16 to 21. Their colourful numbers included female solo “I Love You Socialism”, poem-reciting “I Will Live with You Only”, accordion trio “Young People, Be Loyal to Our Party”, dance “Yearning”, […]

National Photo Exhibition Opens

A national photo exhibition for celebrating the 105th birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung was opened with due ceremony at the People’s Palace of Culture on Monday. On display there is a photo of Kim Il Sung standing with a broad smile on his face. At the exhibition there are photos showing the revolutionary […]

International Marathon Marks Day of Sun

The 28th Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon took place here on Sunday with due ceremony at Kim Il Sung Stadium to mark the Day of the Sun, the birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung. Players from the DPRK, Rwanda, Morocco, Kenya, Ethiopia and Ukraine competed in marathon, half marathon and 10km race. At least 1 […]

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 […]

Kim Jong Un Plants Trees with Students of Mangyongdae Revolutionary School

Pyongyang, March 3 (KCNA) — Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army, visited Mangyongdae Revolutionary School and planted trees with its students on Thursday, the Tree-planting day. When respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un together […]

Chongjin Orphanage Opens

Children lead a happy life with nothing to envy in the world at Chongjin Orphanage which was excellently built thanks to the socialist system in the DPRK.      

Solar-powered Ships Cruise in Taedong River

Solar-powered pleasure boats Okryu 1, 2 and 3 have started service from December 2016 in the picturesque Taedong River meandering through the heart of Pyongyang. Each 45 ton-class boat, 23m long and 6.5m wide, is designed to accommodate 50 to 60 passengers at a time and can sail at the speed of six knots an […]

Janggo Dance, Folk Dance of Korea

Janggo Dance, Folk Dance of Korea

Janggo Dance is one of the time-honoured folk dances of Korea. Janggo, a kind of hourglass drum which is the main property played in the dance, originated from yogo, a musical instrument of Koguryo, and it has been a favourite percussion instrument of the Korean people for a long time. The left side of janggohas […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chongryon Residents Visit Mangyongdae, Pyongyang Attractions

A delegation of veteran officials of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon), led by Pak Jong Sang, adviser to the Central Standing Committee of the Union of Korean Writers and Artists in Japan, along with Ho Jong Man, senior chairman of the association, visited Mangyongdae today as part of a two-week stay […]

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 […]

Old People Lead a Happy Life

The old people are leading a pleasant and optimistic life in the Democratic People´s Republic of Korea. Their daily routine begins with light exercises such as walking along the promenades with grandchildren or doing morning exercises. Old people are seen having heated arguments on international and national sports games in the beautiful parks and on […]

Pyongyang International Film Festival Opens

The 14th Pyongyang International Film Festival opened with due ceremony at the Ponghwa Art Theatre on Wednesday. Present there were Yang Hyong Sop, vice-president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, Kim Yong Jin, vice-premier of the Cabinet, Pak Chun Nam, minister of Culture who is chairman of the organizing committee of the festival, […]