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North Korea (People's Rep.) : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

North Korea (People's Rep.) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the current 2 months

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Weekend: Sunday

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Folk Festival*Saturday February 8, 2020Secular holiday 
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Kim Jong Il's Anniversary*Sunday February 16, 2020Secular holiday 
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Womens' DaySunday March 8, 2020Culture 
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Womens' DaySunday March 8, 2020Secular holiday 
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Chungmyung Day*Saturday April 4, 2020Secular holiday 
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Marathon*Sunday April 12, 2020Sports events 
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Sun/Kim Il Sung's Birthday*Wednesday April 15, 2020Secular holiday 
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People's Army Foundation Day*Saturday April 25, 2020Secular holiday 
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Labor Day/May Day*Friday May 1, 2020Secular holiday 
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Pyongyang International Trade Fair**Monday May 18, 2020Tradeshows 
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Folk Festival -
Saturday February 8, 2020

Secular holiday : Actually called Jongwol Daeborum, it has been observed for over 1,000 years. Jongwol Daeborum is the first full moon of the new lunar year. In the past, it was thought that because the moon was full, it was a day for driving away misfortune and evil. Thus, the foods eaten and the games played on this traditional holiday have had a hidden purpose of expelling misfortune and evil.

Kim Jong Il's Anniversary -
Sunday February 16, 2020

Secular holiday : Kim Jong-il (born in 1941) has been the leader of North Korea since 1994. He holds the title of Chairman of the National Defense Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army, and General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea (the ruling party since 1948). He succeeded his father Kim Il-sung, the founder of North Korea, upon the latter's death in 1994.

Womens' Day -
Sunday March 8, 2020

Culture :

Womens' Day -
Sunday March 8, 2020

Secular holiday :

Chungmyung Day -
Saturday April 4, 2020

Secular holiday : Commemoration of ‘Hansik’, the 105th day after the winter solstice and historically commemorated in Chinese custom, and partly at exemplifying the open heartedness of Kim Jong Eun.

Marathon -
Sunday April 12, 2020

Sports events : 2020 edition confirmed

Sun/Kim Il Sung's Birthday -
Wednesday April 15, 2020

Secular holiday : Leader of North Korea (1912 – 1994)from its founding in 1948 until his death, when he was succeeded by his son Kim Jong-il. He held the posts of Prime Minister from 1948 to 1972 and President from 1972 to his death. Wikipedia

People's Army Foundation Day -
Saturday April 25, 2020

Secular holiday : Changed in 1978 from 8 February to 25 April (creation of an anti-Japanese guerrilla army in 1932).

Labor Day/May Day -
Friday May 1, 2020

Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

Pyongyang International Trade Fair -
Monday May 18, 2020

Tradeshows : Lasts 4 days - at the Three Revolution Exhibition in Pyongyang 2020 edition NOT confirmed