Source: The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA)
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 (06-Jan-2010), 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 (07-Jan-2010) 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 (07-Dec-2015, 06-Jan-2015, 29-Nov-2014, 08-Jan-2014, 31-Dec-2013, 08-Jan-2013 and 23-Dec-2010).
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.
Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
• North Korea bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
bank holidays and public holidays news updates (January 2016)
North Korea 2018 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
North Korea 2019 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
North Korea 2020 bank holidays and public holidays
North Korea 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
North Korea 2022 bank holidays and public holidays
• 2015-12-07: North Korean 2016 Public Holidays Announced
• 2015-01-06: North Korea Rules-Out Kim Jong-un Public Holiday
• 2014-11-29: North Korean 2015 Public Holidays Announced
• 2014-01-08: North Korean Kim Jong-un Public Holiday Update
• 2013-12-31: North Korean 2014 Public Holidays Announced
• 2013-01-08: North Korea January 8 Not A Public Holiday
• 2010-12-23: North Korean January 8 Public Holiday Update
• 2010-01-07: North Korea Rules Out January 8 Public Holiday In 2010
• 2010-01-06: North Korea To Add January 8 Public Holiday