August 10, 2022

Cake day? Kim Jong Un’s birthday comes and goes without state media celebration

Kim turned 38 on Saturday, but may be waiting until he’s older to make the day a national holiday, expert says

Kim Jong Un’s birthday passed quietly over the weekend with no mention of the occasion from state media, the 11th-straight year the leader's birthday has been seemingly ignored since his rise to power.

Kim, who is in his late 30s, may still be too young to have his date of birth formally celebrated in North Korea, one expert tells NK News.