The army and people of the DPRK significantly celebrated the 57th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il‘s start of the Songun revolutionary leadership.

An endless stream of people visited the plaza in front of the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, the sacred temple of Juche, where President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il lie in state.

The visitors paid tribute to the portraits of the smiling great leaders at the park of the plaza.

Visiting the great leaders’ statues on Mansu Hill and in other different parts of the country and the portraits of the smiling great leaders in every part of the country, the working people and school youths and children hardened their will to add luster to the Songun revolutionary feats of the peerlessly great men for all ages.

Art performances were given at the Moranbong Theatre, the Pyongyang Grand Theatre, the National Theatre and the Ponghwa Art Theatre.

Circus shows were given at the Pyongyang Circus Theater and the Magic Theater of the National Acrobatic Troupe to please service personnel and working people.

Art performances were given by artistes of the provincial art troupes at theaters and plazas across the country including South and North Phyongan Provinces, South Hwanghae Province, Jagang Province and South and North Hamgyong Provinces.

Dancing parties of youth and students in different parts of the country revved up the atmosphere of the holiday.