February 18, 2020

Is North Korea’s 9/9 Foundation Day its most important holiday?
In terms of large celebrations, the holiday lacks a clear pattern over last 70 years
People are so accustomed to a country's main holiday being their foundation day or independence day that some media and even tour companies that work with the North occasionally report that September 9 in North Korea – their national foundation day – is the country’s “main national holiday.” Like the statement that Kim Yong Nam is somehow the country’s “de-jure head of state,” this