Mother's Day is celebrated in many countries across the world, but only a few states have inaugurated it as a public holiday. North Korea is one of them. However, Mother's Day celebration in North Korea is different from celebrations in other countries due to the country's political situation. The DPRK is probably the only country in the world where displays of military equipment are a legitimate part of Mother's Day festivities.
Of course, military displays are not the only events held on the occasion of the holiday. Mother's Day in North Korea is marked with parades, concerts, performances, flower- and wreath-laying ceremonies at the statues of North Korean leaders, and other festive events and activities. The main events are held in the capital city of Pyongyang. Children give their mothers greeting cards and flowers to congratulate them on Mother's Day.
On Mother's Day, North Koreans also celebrate the contribution of Kim Jong-suk, a Communist activist and the grandmother of the country's current leader, Kim Jong-un.Remind me with Google Calendar
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