North Korean Festival Tours
If you are planning on taking the leap and booking a trip to North Korea then you must have asked yourself; what is the best time of year to go? It’s the first question you should consider before travelling. There’s a lot going on, depending on the time of year. 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.
Below 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, which celebrates the founding of the Worker’s Party of Korea. Victory Day – Victory in the Korean War, and Mayday – International Workers’ Day. Usually, depending on the year, one 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.
This year is the 75th anniversary or Liberation so you can expect a big celebration for that one including massive festival performances. 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.