N. Korea designates leader’s birthday as military holiday
Published : 2013-03-05 20:43
Updated : 2013-03-05 20:43
North Korea is believed to have designated leader Kim Jong-un’s birthday as a kind of military holiday, along with other national anniversaries, according to state TV footage broadcast on Sunday.
Kim’s birthday, Jan. 8, was marked as a “day for service members,” along with such national holidays as the birthdays of his father Kim Jong-il and his grandfather Kim Il-sung, according to footage showing a planning board at a military restaurant.
The footage was part of a film documenting the leader’s visits to military units.
A “day for service members” is a sort of military holiday when troops should be fed well, no easy task in a country that has relied on foreign aid to feed its hunger-stricken population. In addition to the leader’s birthday, a dozen national holidays are designated as such days. (Yonhap News)