International Women’s Day was commemorated with great significance across the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on March 8th, marking its 113th anniversary. Visitors flocked to the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, the revered temple of Juche where President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il lie in state, to pay homage to the great leaders who championed women as proud masters of the revolution.

In various parts of the country, people laid floral baskets, bouquets, and flowers at the statues and mosaics of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill, while officials of provinces, cities, counties, institutions, industrial establishments, and farms congratulated exemplary women workers of relevant units.

Colorful congratulatory performances, sports and amusement games enlivened the festive spirit in Pyongyang and local areas. The National Symphony Orchestra performed a concert at the Moranbong Theatre, while the Mansudae Art Troupe and Phibada Opera Troupe gave music, dance, and art performances at the East Pyongyang Grand Theatre and the Pyongyang Grand Theatre, respectively. An acrobatic performance was presented by the National Acrobatic Troupe at the Pyongyang Circus Theatre, and members of the art squad of the Central Committee of the Socialist Patriotic Youth League gave an outdoor performance at the Arch of Triumph plaza.

In addition, celebration performances were held in various provinces, including North Phyongan, South Hwanghae, Kangwon, North Hamgyong, and South Hamgyong. Women’s union officials and members added to the jubilant atmosphere through colorful sports and amusement games, while public catering establishments throughout the country were filled with visitors. Women were also gifted with souvenirs and flowers from their husbands and children, making for a joyous and festive occasion.