North Korean Festival Tours

If you are planning on taking the leap and looking for tours to North Korea, then you have probably asked yourself what the best time of year to go is. While there’s not a bad time for a North Korea Tour, the seasons bring completely different things to enjoy in the country, including the country’s unique festivals. So, it’s useful to see what’s going on when, so you can pick an event that suits you. Luckily we have organized many North Korean Festival Tours for you to consider.

DPRK Holiday Season

North Korea has many public holidays. Depending on the year, many of them culminate in large festivals. The biggest one of all is the Day of the Sun on April 15th each year. The celebrates the birthday of founding President Kim Il Sung. On the 100th anniversary in 2012, thousands of tourists came to Pyongyang to witness the Mass Games and even a military parade through Kim Il Sung Square.

After the Day of the Sun you have Liberation Day. This celebrates the Liberation from Imperial Japan at the end of World War Two. Party Foundation Day celebrates the founding of the Worker’s Party of Korea. Victory Day celebrates “victory” in the Korean War, and Mayday is International Workers’ Day. Usually, depending on the year, at least one (and usually many, if not all) of these holidays will have a festival feel. People will enjoy picnics and karaoke in the park with their friends and family. The evening will be filled with massive outdoor concerts and fireworks. Parades – with or without military displays – are also not unheard of! 

Unsure of when you should travel to North Korea? Contact us and we’ll let you know when is best! Take a look at our full DPRK tour lineup here.