It was New Year’s Eve in Pyongyang.
A giant clock chimed in
“9, 8, 7…”
These numbers were displayed in the sky over the capital city, heralding the dawn of the year 2019.
“3, 2, 1, 0”
The hope-filled year started, the square resounding with singing, dancing and happy laughter. Fireworks were set off, which came in all shapes and colours.
Indeed, it was the acme of splendour and gorgeousness.
An artistic performance in celebration of New Year’s Day began, giving a truthful portrayal of the Korean people’s new hope and wishes.
A British tourist, attending the celebration, said:
I have never imagined that New Year’s Day in Pyongyang could be such a pleasant memory. The ice sculptures and the celebratory performance were spectacular and impressive. Looking up at the marvelous fireworks in the sky, I raised loud cheers and the artistes staged a really wonderful performance. Greeting the dawn of the new year in Pyongyang, I was convinced that the Koreans would grow prosperous.