March 29, 2023

The meaning of North Korea’s “Foundation Day”

There is no evidence of any great event taking place on September 9

“North Korea was founded on September 9, 1948." We hear this phrase again and again, and often say it ourselves. But rarely do we ask the question – what happened on that day?

If a country has a holiday commemorating its foundation day, it's usually easy to name the historic event it is intended to commemorate.