02:43 GMT +318 January 2019
Listen Live
    • Массовый танец во время празднования Дня Солнца в Пхеньяне
    © AFP 2018 / Ed Jones
    Spectators walk across Kim Il Sung square as they arrive to watch a fireworks display during celebrations marking the anniversary of the birth of former North Korean leader Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang on April 15, 2018.
    April 15, known as the Day of the Sun, is by far the most important and sometimes marked with a military parade, as it was last year.

    The Day of the Sun is one of the main public holidays in North Korea, which marks the birth anniversary of the country's founder Kim Il Sung, grandfather of current North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

    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.

    Related:

    North Korea’s Diplomatic Charm Offensive to Have Limited Impact on Talks with US
    ‘Crisis May Arise’: Is North Korea Preparing Controversial Satellite Launch?
    Is North Korea's First Lady Copying Kate Middelton's Style?
    North Korea Confirms Kim Jong Un and Wife Visited China
    North Korea Marks Historic ICBM Launches With Monuments
    Tags:
    celebration, anniversary, Kim Il-sung, Democratic Republic of North Korea (DPRK)
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik

    More photos

    • Last update: 15:05 17.01.2019
      15:05 17.01.2019

      Symphony of Destruction: The Power of Bridge and Building Demolition

      A demolition is the controlled elimination of a building or structure by disassembly and collapse. It is considered an exceptional measure, and is associated with city planning and other circumstances. The demolition of buildings has a clearly-defined strategic focus.

      18
    • Photos of the KAMAZ Master team during the third stage of the Dakar 2019 Rally
      Last update: 19:00 15.01.2019
      19:00 15.01.2019

      Roaring Engines and Fire: KAMAZ-Master Trucks Conquer Dakar 2019 Rally

      What could be more intense and rugged than a rally in the heart of the desert? The thrill is even greater if we are talking about a truck race at the famous Dakar 2019 rally that is being held in Senegal this month.

      13
    • Nevermind the Chill: No Pants Subway Ride-2019 Takes Over the World
      Last update: 16:43 14.01.2019
      16:43 14.01.2019

      Nevermind the Chill: No Pants Subway Ride-2019 Takes Over the World

      Some flash mobs have brief lifespans, while others continue to grow more and more popular with each day and each year. No Pants Subway Ride, also known as No Trousers on the Tube Ride, is one that has managed to transform into a real tradition.

      11
    • Last update: 12:55 11.01.2019
      12:55 11.01.2019

      This Week in Pictures: 5 - 11 January

      Sputnik's weekly photo gallery gives you a glimpse into what's been going on in different corners of the world during the past seven days.

      20