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North Korean 2020 Public Holidays Released

Source: The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA)
Posted: Sunday, December 22, 2019
Updated: Sunday, September 20, 2020


The North Korean government has released its annual list of official non-working public holidays in North Korea for the upcoming calendar year 2020.

As usual, the aforementioned announcement of the list of non-working public holidays in North Korea for the upcoming calendar year 2020 is closely watched for the apparition of a new annual non-working public holiday on January 8th (2018-12-08, 2017-11-28, 2016-11-07, 2015-12-07, 2015-01-06, 2014-11-29, 2014-01-08, 2013-12-31, 2013-01-08, 2010-12-23, 2010-01-07, and 2010-01-06), to eventually mark the birthday of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as a public holiday in North Korea.

This year's announcement of the list of official non-working public holidays in North Korea for the upcoming calendar year 2020, once again does not include the birthday of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as a public holiday in North Korea. North Korea watchers suspect that this is due to Kim Jong-un's young age, as his father, Kim Jong-il, had to wait until he was 40, in 1982, for his birthday to be declared an official public holiday in North Korea.



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