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07 Jan 2020 | 08:08 PM UTC

North Korea: Public holiday scheduled for Kim Jong-Un’s birthday January 8

North Korea declares public holiday to celebrate Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un’s birthday on January 8; associated disruptions expected



North Korea will celebrate Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un's birthday on Wednesday, January 8, as a public holiday. Associated commemorative events as well as transportation and business disruptions are possible.


Individuals in North Korea are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate transportation and business disruptions, and report any suspicious objects or behavior to the local authorities and their home governments.