Founding of the Workers' Party of North Korea

Workers' Party of North Korea, Founding of the

October 10
The founding of the ruling Workers' Party of North Korea (official name: Democratic People's Republic of Korea) on October 10, 1945, is marked as a national holiday throughout the country. Some historians cite the party's founding date as June 30, 1949, when the North Korean and South Korean communist parties merged. However, the North Korean government recognizes the earlier date, on which a meeting took place to found the "North Korea Bureau of the Communist Party of Korea."
The main public celebrations of the Founding of the Workers' Party take place in the capital city of Pyongyang. Commemorative dance and song performances, evening galas, and oratorical meetings all can be elements of the holiday observance. Similar speeches and performances also are featured in towns and cities throughout the country.
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