Public Holidays in North Korea 2018

Upcoming Holidays in North Korea

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Mon : New Year's Day

Fri : Birth Day of Kim Jong Il

  • Kim Jong-il was born on 16 February 1941 and was the leader of North Korea, from 1994 until 2011

Fri : Korean New Year

Fri : Tree Planting Day

  • This traditional folk festival involves people across North Korea planting trees

Thu : International Women's Day

Thu : Chungmyung Day

  • Chungmyung Day marks the passing of the worst of winter and is a day for tidying up graves and doing home repairs that winter prohibited


Sun : Birth Date of Kim Il Sung

Wed : Military Foundation Day

  • The date of establishment of Kim Il-Sung's guerilla army in 1932, considered the predecessor of the Korean People's Army.

Tue : Labour Day

Wed : Children's Union Foundation Day

  • Public holiday marking the 1946 foundation of the Korean Children's Union.

Fri : Victory Day

  • Fighting in the Korean War ended on 27 July 1953, when an armistice was signed

Wed : National Liberation Day

  • Established after the liberation of Korea in 1945.

Sat : Day of Songun

  • A holiday established in 2013 to mark Kim Jong-il's inspection visit to the Seoul Ryu Kyong Su Guards 105th Armored Division of the Korean People's Army on August 25, 1960, regarded as the start of the Songun revolutionary leadership by the North Korean g

Sun : National Day

  • Founding of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in 1948.

Mon : Harvest Festival

Wed : Party Foundation Day

  • Foundation of the Worker's Party of Korea

Thu : Constitution Day

  • The DPRK Socialist Constitution was adopted on 27 December 1972 with Kim Il-sung becoming the President of North Korea.

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