calendar>>February 17. 2023 Juche 112
Day of Shining Star Celebrated in DPRK
Pyongyang, February 17 (KCNA) -- The people across the DPRK significantly celebrated the Day of the Shining Star (the birth anniversary of Chairman Kim Jong Il), the greatest auspicious holiday of the nation, at a time when they have made a great stride towards the comprehensive development of socialist construction true to the grand action programme of the great Party Central Committee.

They paid the highest tribute and extended the eternal glory to Kim Jong Il, the prominent leader and peerless patriot who opened up a new history of prospering socialist Korea with his outstanding idea, leadership and patriotic devotion.

They visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, the sacred temple of Juche, where President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il lie in state, and the statues of the peerlessly great men and portraits depicting their smiling images in different parts of the country to pay tribute to them.

The masses recollected the noble revolutionary career of the popular leader who took warm care of the beloved people and made ceaseless journey of love for the country and the people.

The venues of the national art exhibition and photo exhibitions in provinces, cities and counties were filled with ardent yearning for Kim Jong Il.

Colorful art performances were given in different parts of the country.

A men's football match took place at the Kim Il Sung Stadium, revving up the atmosphere of celebrating the Day of the Shining Star.

Working people spent a pleasant time at the Central Zoo, the Natural History Museum and other recreation grounds.

Okryu Restaurant, Chongryu Restaurant, Sinhung Restaurant in Hamhung, Kyongam Restaurant in Sariwon and other public catering establishments served the people with various kinds of special holiday dishes.

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