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North Korea Rules-Out Kim Jong-un Public Holiday

Source: The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA)
Posted: Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Most recent follow-up news item: December 22, 2019

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 (2010-01-06), 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 (2010-01-07) by North Korea's Central Committee of the Party.

Later that year (2010-12-16), 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 (2014-11-29), 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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