All the people across the country celebrated the birth anniversary of Chairman Kim Jong Il (the Day of the Shining Star) with splendor.

The people visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, the sacred temple of Juche, where President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il lie in state and paid tribute to the portraits of smiling Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.

The working people, service personnel, youth and students visited the statues of the great leaders and mosaics of their smiling images on Mansu Hill and in different parts of the country to pay tribute to them.

Art performances were given at industrial establishments and on farms across the country.

Put on the stages at the ministries and national institutions including the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Physical Culture and Sports and the Ministry of Land and Maritime Transport, and at scientific and educational institutions including the State Academy of Sciences, Kim Chaek University of Technology and Kim Chol Ju University of Education were songs praising the great man.

Art performances were also given at the Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex, the Pyongyang Thermal Power Complex, the Kim Jong Thae Electric Locomotive Complex, the Sunchon Thermal Power Plant, the Chongsan Co-op Farm in Kangso District, etc.

Sports games took place at units at all levels in Pyongyang and other places, adding festive mood.