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North Korea (People's Rep.) : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

North Korea (People's Rep.) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the current 2 months

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Folk Festival*Friday March 2, 2018Secular holiday 
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Womens' DayFriday March 8, 2019Secular holiday 
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Chungmyung Day*Thursday April 5, 2018Secular holiday 
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Marathon*Sunday April 8, 2018Sports events 
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Sun/Kim Il Sung's Birthday*Sunday April 15, 2018Secular holiday 
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Labor Day/May Day*Tuesday May 1, 2018Secular holiday 
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Spring Festival*Monday June 18, 2018Culture 
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Kim Jong II joigning the Workers Party of Korea**Tuesday June 19, 2018Culture 
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summer holiday (beginning)Friday July 20, 2018School holidays 
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Victory Day*Friday July 27, 2018Secular holiday 
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Anniversary of Freedom*Wednesday August 15, 2018Secular holiday 
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Day of Songun**Saturday August 25, 2018Secular holiday 
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summer holiday (end)Monday August 27, 2018School holidays 
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Communist Party's Foundation*Sunday September 9, 2018Secular holiday 
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Pyongyang International Film Festival**Wednesday September 19, 2018Culture 
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International Trade Fair**Thursday September 20, 2018Tradeshows 
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Chuseok**Monday September 24, 2018Secular holiday 
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Pyongyang Autumn International Trade Fair**Wednesday September 26, 2018Tradeshows 
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Folk Festival -
Friday March 2, 2018

Secular holiday : Actually called Jongwol Daeborum, it has been observed for over 1,000 years. Jongwol Daeborum is the first full moon of the new lunar year. In the past, it was thought that because the moon was full, it was a day for driving away misfortune and evil. Thus, the foods eaten and the games played on this traditional holiday have had a hidden purpose of expelling misfortune and evil.

Womens' Day -
Friday March 8, 2019

Secular holiday :

Chungmyung Day -
Thursday April 5, 2018

Secular holiday : Commemoration of ‘Hansik’, the 105th day after the winter solstice and historically commemorated in Chinese custom, and partly at exemplifying the open heartedness of Kim Jong Eun.

Marathon -
Sunday April 8, 2018

Sports events : 2018 edition confirmed
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Sun/Kim Il Sung's Birthday -
Sunday April 15, 2018

Secular holiday : Leader of North Korea (1912 – 1994)from its founding in 1948 until his death, when he was succeeded by his son Kim Jong-il. He held the posts of Prime Minister from 1948 to 1972 and President from 1972 to his death. Wikipedia

People's Army Foundation Day -
Thursday April 25, 2019

Secular holiday : Changed in 1978 from 8 February to 25 April (creation of an anti-Japanese guerrilla army in 1932).

Labor Day/May Day -
Tuesday May 1, 2018

Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

Children's Day -
Thursday June 6, 2019

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Spring Festival -
Monday June 18, 2018

Culture : Surinal: after finishing spring sowing, peasants performed a sacrificial rite for God; joyful cultural rites with songs, and dances. and wine. Ssirum (Korean wrestling).

Kim Jong II joigning the Workers Party of Korea -
Tuesday June 19, 2018

Culture : from 2017

Summer holiday (beginning) -
Friday July 20, 2018

School holidays :

Victory Day -
Friday July 27, 2018

Secular holiday : Commemorates , the day on which the Korean War came to an end (27 July, 1953). The United States, the People's Republic of China, and North Korea signed an armistice agreement. Syngman Rhee, president of South Korea, refused to sign but pledged to observe the armistice.

Anniversary of Freedom -
Wednesday August 15, 2018

Secular holiday : Conmemoration of the end of the 35 years Japanese occupation in 1945.

Day of Songun -
Saturday August 25, 2018

Secular holiday : Seon'gun, is the country's ‘military first’ policy, which prioritizes the Korean People's Army in the affairs of state and allocates national resources to the army first. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday [Wikipedia]

Summer holiday (end) -
Monday August 27, 2018

School holidays :

Communist Party's Foundation -
Sunday September 9, 2018

Secular holiday : Founded in 1948.

Pyongyang International Film Festival -
Wednesday September 19, 2018

Culture : Lasts 12 days in Pyongyang 2018 season confirmed

International Trade Fair -
Thursday September 20, 2018

Tradeshows : Lasts 4 days - in Pyongyang 2018 edition NOT confirmed

Chuseok -
Monday September 24, 2018

Secular holiday : Festival of the lunar crop , the most popular in Korea. Fruit and fresh cereals are presented to ancestors, and shared with neighbours and with the poor. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Pyongyang Autumn International Trade Fair -
Wednesday September 26, 2018

Tradeshows : Lasts 4 days - at the Three Revolution Exhibition in Pyongyang 2018 edition NOT confirmed