National Holidays and Other Major Commemoration Days in the DPRK

∘ January 1: New Year’s Day
∘ Lunar January 1:  Lunar New Year’s Day
∘ February 8: Founding Day of the Korean People’s Army (1948)
∘ February 16: The Day of the Shining Star. On February, 16, Juche 31(1942)  Chairman Kim Jong Il was born.
∘ March 8: International Women’s Day(1909)
∘ Lunar January 15: Jongwoldaeborum (Full Moon Day)
∘ April 15: The Day of the Sun. On April, 15, Juche 1(1912)  President Kim Il Sung was born.
∘ April 25: Day of the Founding of the Korean People’s Revolutionary Army (1932)
∘ May 1: The Day of the Working People of the Whole World (1889)
∘ June 6: The Founding Day of the Korean Children’s Union (1946)
∘ June 19: On June, 19, Juche 53(1964)  Chairman Kim Jong Il started work at the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea.
∘ July 27: Day of Victory in the Fatherland Liberation War (1953)
∘ August 15: National Liberation Day (1945)
∘ August 25: The great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il started his leadership over the revolutionary armed forces.  (1960)
∘ September 9: The Founding Day of the DPRK (1948)
∘ Lunar August 15: Chusok (Harvest Moon Day)
∘ October 10: The Founding Day of the WPK (1945)
∘ November 16: Mother’s Day
∘ December 27: The DPRK Socialist Constitution Day
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