North Koreans have celebrated this day with concerts, flower festivals and cookie sculpture shows. People brought flowers to the monuments of Kim II Sung and his son Kim Jong Il on Mansu hill in the center of Pyongyang.
The Kimilsungia festival of flowers was opened for the occasion where a specially bred species of orchids, named after Kim Il Sung, was the highlight. Chefs and skilled persons from across the country created sweet sculptures. Many Koreans, as well as tourists have visited Mangyongdae, the birthplace of former President Kim Il Sung.