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.
Sunday April 8, 2018
Sports events : Www.pyongyangmarathon.com/ 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
Secular holiday :
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 -
Wednesday June 19, 2019
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. http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/brochures/kw-stale/stale.htm
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
http://pyongyanginternationalfilmfestival.com in Pyongyang 2018 season confirmed
International Trade Fair -
Thursday September 20, 2018
Tradeshows : Lasts 4 days - www.northkoreatech.org in Pyongyang 2018 edition NOT confirmed
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
https://www.northkoreatech.org/tag/pyongyang-international-trade-fair/ in Pyongyang 2018 edition NOT confirmed