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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 next 3 months


Currency: Won (KPW)
Internet domain: .kp - telephone code: +850 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +9 (DST: no)
Weekend: Sunday

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Saturday January 1, 2022School holidaysSchool holidays
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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Saturday January 15, 2022National Language DayEvents, celebrations...
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Tuesday February 1, 2022SollalSecular holiday
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Wednesday February 2, 2022SollalSecular holiday
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Tuesday February 15, 2022Folk FestivalSecular holiday
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Wednesday February 16, 2022Kim Jong Il's AnniversarySecular holiday
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Tuesday March 8, 2022Womens' DaySecular holiday
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Tuesday March 8, 2022Womens' DayEvents, celebrations...
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Tuesday April 5, 2022Chungmyung DaySecular holiday
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Sunday April 10, 2022MarathonSports events
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Friday April 15, 2022Sun/Kim Il Sung's BirthdaySecular holiday
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Monday April 25, 2022People's Army Foundation DaySecular holiday
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Friday June 3, 2022Spring FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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Monday June 6, 2022Children's DaySecular holiday
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Sunday June 19, 2022Kim Jong II joigning the Workers Party of KoreaEvents, celebrations...
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Friday July 15, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Wednesday July 27, 2022Victory DaySecular holiday
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School holidays

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Saturday January 1, 2022
School holidays : 2022 school calendar not available
Often, schools don’t have enough funds to operate, so they go on vacation for 10 days or so and order students to collect wild greens, acorns and animal skins. The students call these periods ‘wild greens vacations’ or ‘acorn vacations’
Students are required to collect 1 kg of wild greens, 5 kg of acorns, and 3 rabbit skins. They also have to collect 5 kg of wood for heating. Some schools even require students to contribute a pair of gloves for use at construction sites.
If students cannot meet the quotas for wood, they must provide the school with US $2 instead.
Tight jeans prohibited
Haircuts are limited to 15 imposed styles

Dates 2022 calendar NOT confirmed

New Year's Day

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Saturday January 1, 2022
Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

National Language Day

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Saturday January 15, 2022
Culture :

Sollal

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Tuesday February 1, 2022
Secular holiday : Korean New Year

Sollal

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Wednesday February 2, 2022
Secular holiday : Korean New Year

Folk Festival

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Tuesday February 15, 2022
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

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Wednesday February 16, 2022
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

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Tuesday March 8, 2022
Secular holiday :

Womens' Day

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Tuesday March 8, 2022
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Chungmyung Day

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Tuesday April 5, 2022
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

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Sunday April 10, 2022
Sports events : Www.pyongyangmarathon.com/ 2022 edition confirmed

Sun/Kim Il Sung's Birthday

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Friday April 15, 2022
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. Although the country is officially atheist, Kim Il-Sung is worshipped like a ‘living god’. [Wikipedia]

People's Army Foundation Day

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Monday April 25, 2022
Secular holiday : Changed in 1978 from 8 February to 25 April (creation of an anti-Japanese guerrilla army in 1932).

Spring Festival

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Friday June 3, 2022
Culture : Surinal: after finishing spring sowing, peasants performed a sacrificial rite for God; joyful cultural rites with songs, and dances. and wine. Ssirum (Korean wrestling).

Children's Day

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Monday June 6, 2022
Secular holiday :

Kim Jong II joigning the Workers Party of Korea

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Sunday June 19, 2022
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Summer holiday (beginning)

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Friday July 15, 2022
School holidays :

Victory Day

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Wednesday July 27, 2022
Secular holiday : Commemorates , the day on which the Korean War came to an end (27 July, 1953). The United States, the People's Republic of China, and North Korea signed an armistice agreement. Syngman Rhee, president of South Korea, refused to sign but pledged to observe the armistice. http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/brochures/kw-stale/stale.htm