Mother’s Day. Celebrated the world over, it gives all of us a day to reflect and thank the woman who brought us into this world. This Friday (November 16th), North Korea will become the newest country to have its own Mother’s Day celebration. And they kicked off those celebrations as only North Korea can – with the presentation Monday of new Nyomaeng-ho (lady tiger) multiple-launch rocket system to units of the Korean People’s Army.
However, the differences between how most countries celebrate Mother’s Day and how North Korea celebrates Mother’s Day don't end there. At the presentation ceremony in Hamhung, South Hamgyong Province, the chairwoman of the Democratic Women’s Union of Korea Central Committee proudly stated that the “presentation of the military equipment to the army is an expression of the ardent loyalty and patriotism by the mothers in Songun Korea...” In addition, other speakers “called upon all the women to take active part in diverse mass movements and the do-good-thing movement helpful to the building of an economic power and the improvement of the people’s living standard and make devoted efforts for society and the collective…”