North Koreans mark 70th anniversary of Liberation Day

North Koreans mark 70th anniversary of Liberation Day

North Koreans mark 70th anniversary of Liberation Day

Written by Staff Writer

16 Aug, 2015 | 10:06 am

North Korea held mass dance parties and fireworks display in Pyongyang on Saturday (August 15) to celebrate the 70th anniversary marking the end of Japan’s colonial rule, which lasted from 1910 to 1945.

Video filmed by KCNA, which could not be independently verified by Reuters, showed thousands of people wearing Korean traditional clothes and enjoying mass dance parties at Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang.

In the footage, foreigners were dancing with the locals and also watching the fireworks display. Leader Kim Jong Un was not present at the event.

Previously, Kim visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang at midnight with top state officials, where the embalmed bodies of North Korean founder Kim Il Sung and former leader Kim Jong Il are preserved, the state media reported.

Source: Reuters

 

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