May 12, 2021

North Korea to mark “Army-Building Day” on February 8: state media

WPK CC announces DPRK will “hold diverse events” to mark the occasion

North Korea will mark the founding anniversary of its military on February 8, the country’s state media confirmed on Tuesday, as satellite imagery suggests preparation for a series of events is already underway in the country’s capital.

In a decision by the ruling Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) Politburo on Monday, the country will mark the foundation of the Korean People’s Army a day ahead of the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang Olympics.