North Korea fires fireworks to celebrate Kim Il Sung’s birthday

North Korea is preparing to celebrate the 110th birthday of leader Kim Il-sung with large-scale performances and fireworks tonight.

North Korean state media said the 110th anniversary of the birth of late leader Kim Il Sung will take place tonight, opening with a youth ball at Kim Il Sung Square in the capital Pyongyang. This was followed by a musical performance to celebrate the celebration, called Day of the Sun in the North.

After finishing the performance, North Korea will set off fireworks on the banks of the Taedong River, centered around the Subject Tower in the capital Pyongyang. A series of other events to celebrate Kim Il Sung’s birthday were also held across North Korea.

North Korea fires artillery at the capital Pyongyang on the occasion of the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the country in September 2021.  Photo: KCNA.

North Korea fires artillery at the capital Pyongyang on the occasion of the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the country in September 2021. Image: KCNA.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is said to be able to attend the event tonight as a move to strengthen the country’s solidarity. Kim appeared at military parades celebrating the 100th and 105th anniversary of his grandfather’s birth in 2012 and 2017.

It is not clear whether North Korea will hold a military parade on this occasion. South Korea’s military and intelligence believe that the parade will not be held this year, but a large-scale parade instead.

Kim Il Sung, the grandfather of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was the founder and led the country for nearly five decades until his death in 1994.

Ngoc Anh (According to Yonhap)

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