April 20, 2024

Military parades and mass games: What to expect on North Korea’s Oct. 10 holiday

COVID-19 concerns and other curiosities loom as Pyongyang prepares to host the country's largest celebrations in years

Updated at 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 10 to include new information about the mass games. 

North Korea is gearing up for its biggest national holiday in years this Saturday, where the country is expected to show off its latest military wares and boast about domestic achievements in an admittedly challenging year

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