October 16, 2021

Christmas and New Year’s in North Korea

While Christmas officially ignored, New Years marks big date in North Korea

As an atheist country North Korea does not celebrate Christmas, though many of its citizens are aware of the holiday.

New Year’s is a different story. Like their Southern brethren, North Koreans drink and party on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. The holiday season in North Korea has a unique twist to it, though, with the birthday of Kim Il Sung’s first wife, Kim Jong Suk, celebrated on December 24.