Top Festivals and Holidays of North Korea
Pyongyang is the capital of North Korea and also the largest city in the country. Before the formation of North Korea, the city was a capital of two ancient kingdoms. These Korean kingdoms were Goguryeo and Gojoseon. Pyongyang has faced destructions during wars with Japan and later on with South Korea. But it was revived and rebuilt both the times.
The currency of North Korea is KPW Korean Peoples won. Pyongyang, the capital city comprises buildings with traditional Korean architecture, monuments, and modern high towers. Capitalofinfo.com also provides information on capital and currency of South Korea. Visitors will also find information on capital cities of Europe including Paris, Bern, Berlin, Italy, and Lisbon. Complete list of union territories of India, USA, and France are also listed on our website.
Official Language of North Korea
The Korean language is the official language of North Korea as well as South Korea. However, there are high variations in the dialect of Korean spoken in both countries. The dialect spoken in North Korea is known as Pyongyang dialect whereas South Korea speaks Seoul dialect. Some words and letters differ while writing Korean in South Korea and North Korea.
The formal name of the Korean language in North Korea is Chosono. In South Korea, it is known as Language. We have published a separate post on South Korea capital and currency. But there are many imported words in South Korean language. They are basically from English and Chinese. But this is not the case with Pyongyang Korean dialect spoken in North Korea. People in North Korea do not use loan words from other foreign languages.
Neighbouring Countries of North Korea
North Korea is a South-East Asian country consisting of the northern Korean Peninsula. Following are the bordering countries.
- South Korea
Japan took over Korea in 1910. The imperialism of Japan was ended in 1945 with the Second World War After the end of World War II, the country was divided into North Korea and South Korea. At the time, North Korea was under USSR and South Korea was under the United States. They remained separate countries after independence in 1958.
Public Holidays in North Korea 2023
Before we tell you about the festivals in North Korea, here is a list of the holidays. Also, note that the dates of some festivals may vary every year.
|1st January 2023
|Seollal – Korean New Year
|22nd January 2023
|Tree Planting Day
(not a publich holiday)
|5th February 2023
|Birthday of Kim Jong-il
|16th February 2023
|8th March 2023
|5th April 2023
|Birthday of Kim II-Sung
|15th April 2023
|Chosun People’s Army Foundation Day
|25th April 2023
|International Labour Day
|1st May 2023
|Chosun Children’s Union Foundation Day
|6th June 2023
|Day of Victory in the Fatherland Liberation War
|27th July 2023
|15th August 2023
|Day of Songun
|25th August 2023
|9th September 2023
|29th September 2023
|Party Foundation Day
|10th October 2023
|16th November 2023
|27th December 2023
Visiting Korea during any of the above festivals is great fun. The Korean New Year is one of the major traditional festivals. Keep visiting us to learn more about the capital cities of major European and Asian countries. Capitalinfo.com is created to provide information about capital and currency as well as an official language and neighbouring countries.