Source: The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA)
North Korean news media have reported that, once again, the upcoming birthday of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, on January 8, would not be one of the annual non-working public holidays in North Korea, and that, instead workers and homemakers would be on manure collection duty on that day.
Five years ago (06-Jan-2010), an obscure story about January 8 becoming a new public holiday in North Korea was reproduced in hundreds of online sources, with no subsequent verification or follow-up, soon to be denied (07-Jan-2010) by North Korea's Central Committee of the Party.
Later that year (16-Dec-2010), this was confirmed when the birthday of Kim Jong-Un, was not listed as an official public holiday in the DPRK for the calendar year 2011.
More recently (29-Nov-2014), the annual list of official non-working public holidays in North Korea for the calendar year 2015, did not include a January 8, non-working public holiday in North Korea.
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• 2015-12-07: North Korean 2016 Public Holidays Announced
• 2014-11-29: North Korean 2015 Public Holidays Announced
• 2010-12-16: North Korea Announces 2011 Public Holidays
• 2010-01-07: North Korea Rules Out January 8 Public Holiday In 2010
• 2010-01-06: North Korea To Add January 8 Public Holiday