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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 next 3 months

  • Currency: Won (KPW)
  • Internet domain: .kp - telephone code: +850 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +9 (DST: no)
  • Weekend: Sunday
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    Saturday December 17, 2022Day of MourningEvents, celebrations...
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    Tuesday December 27, 2022Constitution's DayNational Day
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday January 1, 2023School holidaysSchool holidays
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    Monday January 9, 2023Kim Jong Un' birthdaySecular holiday
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    Sunday January 15, 2023National Language DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Saturday January 21, 2023SollalSecular holiday
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    Sunday February 5, 2023Folk FestivalSecular holiday
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    Thursday February 16, 2023Kim Jong Il's AnniversarySecular holiday
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    Friday February 17, 2023Kim Jong Il's AnniversarySecular holiday
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    Wednesday March 8, 2023Womens' DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday March 8, 2023Womens' DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Wednesday April 5, 2023Chungmyung DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday April 9, 2023MarathonSports events
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    Saturday April 15, 2023Sun/Kim Il Sung's BirthdaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday April 25, 2023People's Army Foundation DaySecular holiday
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    Monday May 15, 2023Rason International Trade FairTradeshows
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    Tuesday June 6, 2023Children's DaySecular holiday
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    Monday June 19, 2023Kim Jong II joigning the Workers Party of KoreaEvents, celebrations...
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    Thursday June 22, 2023Spring FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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    Day of Mourning

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    Saturday December 17, 2022
    Culture : In tribute to the late Supreme Leader Kim Jong Il 10-day ban from laughing and alcohol drinking

    Constitution's Day

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    Tuesday December 27, 2022
    Secular holiday : On December 27, 1972, the Fifth Supreme People's Assembly ratified a new constitution to replace the first constitution, promulgated in 1948. Innovations of the 1972 constitution included the establishment of the positions of president and vice presidents and a super-cabinet called the Central People's Committee (CPC). The 1972 constitution was revised in April 1992. http://countrystudies.us/north-korea/58.htm

    New Year's Day

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    School holidays

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    School holidays : 2022 school calendar not available
    Often, schools don’t have enough funds to operate, so they go on vacation for 10 days or so and order students to collect wild greens, acorns and animal skins. The students call these periods ‘wild greens vacations’ or ‘acorn vacations’
    Students are required to collect 1 kg of wild greens, 5 kg of acorns, and 3 rabbit skins. They also have to collect 5 kg of wood for heating. Some schools even require students to contribute a pair of gloves for use at construction sites.
    If students cannot meet the quotas for wood, they must provide the school with US $2 instead.
    Tight jeans prohibited
    Haircuts are limited to 15 imposed styles

    Dates 2022 calendar NOT confirmed

    Kim Jong Un' birthday

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    Monday January 9, 2023
    Secular holiday : North Korean's current leader. But which year he was born remains a state secret. It is believed he was born in 1983 or 1984.

    National Language Day

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    Sunday January 15, 2023
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    Sollal

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    Saturday January 21, 2023
    Secular holiday : Korean New Year North Koreans begin celebrating the Lunar New Year’s day by showing their loyalty to the Kim family. And later in the day, people observe ancestral rites, enjoy family meals, and watch art performances embedded with messages praising the preeminence of leader Kim Jong-un and the ruling party’s leadership. In the morning, North Korean people lay flowers and pay respect to the statues or the portraits of the late North Korean leaders, Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-Il. Pyongyang residents visit the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun where the embalmed bodies of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il are enshrined, and climb up Mansu Hill to bow down to giant bronze statues of the late leaders.

    Folk Festival

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    Sunday February 5, 2023
    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.

    Kim Jong Il's Anniversary

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    Thursday February 16, 2023
    Secular holiday : Kim Jong-il (born in 1941) has been the leader of North Korea since 1994. He holds the title of Chairman of the National Defense Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army, and General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea (the ruling party since 1948). He succeeded his father Kim Il-sung, the founder of North Korea, upon the latter's death in 1994.

    Kim Jong Il's Anniversary

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    Friday February 17, 2023
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    Womens' Day

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    Wednesday March 8, 2023
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    Womens' Day

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    Wednesday March 8, 2023
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    Chungmyung Day

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    Wednesday April 5, 2023
    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

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    Sunday April 9, 2023
    Sports events : Www.pyongyangmarathon.com/ 2023 edition confirmed

    Sun/Kim Il Sung's Birthday

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    Saturday April 15, 2023
    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. Although the country is officially atheist, Kim Il-Sung is worshipped like a ‘living god’. [Wikipedia]

    People's Army Foundation Day

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    Tuesday April 25, 2023
    Secular holiday : Changed in 1978 from 8 February to 25 April (creation of an anti-Japanese guerrilla army in 1932).

    Rason International Trade Fair

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    Monday May 15, 2023
    Tradeshows : Https://www.youngpioneertours.com/ lasts 4 days - in the main Special Economic Zone of North Korea. 2023 edition NOT confirmed

    Children's Day

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    Tuesday June 6, 2023
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    Kim Jong II joigning the Workers Party of Korea

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    Monday June 19, 2023
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    Spring Festival

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    Thursday June 22, 2023
    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).