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North Korean January 8 Public Holiday At Last ?

Source: The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA)
Posted: Monday, January 11, 2016

According to rumours about the agenda for North Korea's upcoming 7th Workers' Party of Korea Congress scheduled for May 2016, the birthday of Kim Jong Un could finally be declared a red day, non-working, public holiday in North Korea, beginning in 2017.

Six years ago (2010-01-06), an obscure story about January 8 becoming a new public holiday in North Korea was slavishly reproduced in hundreds of online sources, soon to be denied (2010-01-07) by North Korea's Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea.

Since then, the yearly announcements of the list of non-working public holidays in North Korea for the coming calendar year is closely watched for the apparition of a new annual non-working public holiday on January 8th, but to date, to no avail (2015-12-07, 2015-01-06, 2014-11-29, 2014-01-08, 2013-12-31, 2013-01-08 and 2010-12-23).

However, in 2017, there will be a five-year alignment of the birthdays of Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il, and Kim Jong Un, who will or would have been, 105, 75 and 35 years old, respectively, a good numerological omen.

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