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North Korea Public Holidays Renamed

Source: The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA)
Posted: Friday, January 13, 2012


In an eerie case of déjà vu, North Korean authorities have announced that, beginning in 2012, the annual February 16, 2-day public holidays commemorating the birthday of recently-deceased former leader Kim Jong-Il would be renamed as Kwangmyongsong (Shining Star) Day.

A similar announcement was made, 3 years after his 1994 death (1997-04-01), that the April 15 public holiday commemorating Kim Il-sung's birthday would henceforth be renamed Taeyang Day (Day of the Sun).



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