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Pyongyang in Festive Mood

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

    Pyongyang, April 13 (KCNA) -- Pyongyang is decked in festive attire to meet the Day of the Sun, the birthday of President Kim Il Sung (April 15). The Korean people, with a reverence for him, are commemorating the Day of the Sun as a greatest holiday of the nation.
    Fluttering on flag poles in streets, residential quarters and working sites are flags of the Workers' Party of Korea, the DPRK and the April Spring Friendship Art Festival. And posters, streamers and decorations commemorating the holiday have been set up in different parts of the city, making the festive attire more jubilant. Servicepersons, working people of all strata, school youth and children are visiting the Kumsusan Memorial Palace where the President lies in state, Mangyongdae, the cradle of revolution, and revolutionary sites associated with his immortal revolutionary exploits.
    Colorful functions including meetings to remember the President, seminars, exhibitions, lecture meetings and artistic performances are organized in praise of his greatness.
    The 24th April Spring Friendship Art Festival was opened on Monday. A lot of famous art troupes and artistes from foreign countries and regions across the world give performances high in ideological content and artistic value, adding lustre to the holiday.
    The 8th Kimilsungia Festival is going on before full houses on the occasion of the jubilee.
    The 19th International Marathon Race for Mangyongdae Cup took place amid a great interest of people on April 9.
    The fun fairs in different places of the city which started their operation on this occasion are crowded with working people, school youth and children. Various kinds of flower plants are opening flowers, converting Pyongyang into a flower garden as if they reflect the desire of the people to attend the President among flowers.

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