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North Korea Renames Public Holiday

Source: The Chosun Ilbo (Seoul)
Posted: Tuesday, April 1, 1997
Updated: Friday, January 13, 2012

North Korean authorities have announced that starting immediately, the April 15 public holiday commemorating the birthday of former leader Kim Il-sung would be renamed Taeyang Day (Day of the Sun).

Kim Il-sung led North Korea from the end of WW2 until his death in 1994.

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