Pyongyang in October

National Photo Exhibition Opened

   A national photo exhibition on the theme 75 Years of Victory and Glory opened in celebration of the 75th founding anniversary of the Workers’ Party of Korea.

   On display at the exhibition are the photos showing the history of founding and development of the WPK and the successes achieved by the Korean people under its leadership.

   Looking at the photos showing the amazing successes achieved in the political, economic, military, cultural and all other sectors of social life, the visitors feel as if they were the figures in the photos. 

   The exhibition opened on October 8 at the People’s Palace of Culture situated on the picturesque bank of the Pothong.

Mother’s Birthday (Noodle Competition Held)

   A noodle competition was held on October 2 at the Okryu Restaurant among the Okryu Restaurant, Chongnyu Restaurant and Pyongyang Noodle House.

   The competition was held in a way of evaluating the taste of the Pyongyang cold noodles, kogijaengban (meat-garnished noodles on a flat plate) and their broths prepared on the spot by qualified cooks from these restaurants.

   Specialists and members selected from among the public catering establishments were invited as jury.

   Participants in the competition gave full play to the techniques they had trained during their service activities; they prepared excellent dishes by sustaining the traditional character and modern tastes in kneading the dough, pressing it into noodles, preparing garnishing, preparing noodles and placing decorative seasoning on them.

   The cooks who entered the ranking were awarded medals, certificates and relevant rewards.

Mother’s Birthday (A Joint Performance Held)

   On October 8 and 9, 2020, a joint performance was given by the Mansudae Art Troupe and Wangjaesan Art Troupe at the East Pyongyang Grand Theatre to mark the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Workers’ Party of Korea.

   Put on the stage were famous songs loved by the Korean people and colourful dances.

   Whenever the items reflecting the valiant spirit of the times and the pulsating life were given, the audiences shared feeling with the performers, adding to the atmosphere of the theatre. 

   The performance, which demonstrated the dignity and pride of the Korean people who would greet the significant October holiday with great joy and delight, ended with song and dance Fly High, Our Party Flag.

Mother’s Birthday (I Can’t Express My Feelings Enough)

   This is my favourite restaurant and today I was served with holiday dishes greeting the 75th founding anniversary of the Workers’ Party of Korea. I can’t express my feelings enough.

   This Changjon Haemaji Restaurant is very popular among our people.

   Its environment is very good, and today’s kindly service by the staff makes the guests feel so happy.

   I will do my best for my benevolent motherland.

Mother’s Birthday (A Sumptuous Dinner)

   I am very pleased to have a sumptuous dinner prepared by this restaurant on the occasion of the 75th founding anniversary of the Workers’ Party of Korea.

   All dishes on the table are characteristic, but kimchi, a traditional food of our nation, is the best, I think.

National Book Show Is Held

   On October 7, 2020, a national book show opened at the Grand People’s Study House situated in the central part of the capital city of Pyongyang in celebration of the 75th founding anniversary of the Workers’ Party of Korea.

   Displayed in the show are 20 000 copies of 10 000 kinds of books published in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, including works by President Kim Il Sung, Chairman Kim Jong Il and Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un.

   Books, periodicals, e-books and other exhibits that are conducive to the development of science, education, public health, art and literature, and sports attracted the attention of the visitors. 

   Publications from other countries, which introduce the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, are also on display.  

   The show will run until Oct 16.

National Art Exhibition Opened

   On October 5, 2020, the National Art Exhibition 75 Years of Victory and Glory opened at the Okryu Exhibition House on the bank of the picturesque Taedong River in Pyongyang in celebration of the 75th founding anniversary of the Workers’ Party of Korea.

   Displayed at the exhibition are over 600 works of Korean painting, oils, sculpture and industrial arts created by veteran creative workers at the central and local relevant organs including the Mansudae Art Studio and Pyongyang University of Fine Arts and by amateurs.

   The works, which portray realistically the founding of the WPK, the history of sea changes created in the country under its leadership and the life of the Korean people who are creating a brilliant future, braving difficulties with optimism, leave a lasting impression on the visitors. 

   The exhibition will continue until November 3.

A Stamp Exhibition Is Held

   A Korean Stamp Exhibition opened in celebration of the 75th founding anniversary of the Workers’ Party of Korea in the Korean Stamp Museum next to the Pyongyang Koryo Hotel in the central part of Pyongyang.

   On display are more than one thousand stamps showing the successes the Korean people have achieved in the political, economic, military, cultural and all other fields over the past 75 years under the wise leadership of the WPK and the images of the Korean people who are leading a happy life, and other stamps presented by philatelists in Pyongyang.

   Also on display are materials about the birth of stamps and the history of its development and relevant souvenirs.

   The exhibition will run from October 6 to 16.

Illumination Festival Wonder of Lights-2020 Was Held

   Greeting the 75th founding anniversary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, the illumination festival Wonder of Lights-2020 was held from October 6 to 8, Juche 109 (2020). 

   The festival displayed large-scale images on the wall surface of the Pyongyang Department Store No. 1 with special 3D multi-media, multi-channel and multiplex projection techniques, arousing the admiration of the audiences from its outset. 

   Wonders of lights, which depicted the sculpture of three persons in front of the Tower of the Juche Idea, the proud looks of the country and happy life of its people, giving 3D and true-to-life effect, furthered the atmosphere of the festival.

   A new scene in this October presented with light melodies and wonderful world of lights achieving artistic harmony brought delight to the audiences.

Schoolchildren’s Performance Held in Celebration of the 75th Founding Anniversary of the Workers’ Party of Korea

   On October 7, 2020, schoolchildren’s performance Our Home Is the Party’s Embrace was held at the Mangyongdae Schoolchildren’s Palace in celebration of the 75th founding anniversary of the Workers’ Party of Korea.

   On the stage brimming with a festive mood were a variety of numbers including the celebration act Happy Mother’s Birthday, a male solo and chorus We Are the Happiest in the World and a folk instrumental performance and medley My Country Is the Best.

   Full of optimism and animation and with great artistic skills, the performers received rapturous applause.

   The young performers growing up happily as kings of the country staged an impressive finale Our Grateful Sun.

Mother’s Birthday

   Everyone has his mother. 

   Mothers give birth to their children and look after them with utmost care. 

   Children trust and follow their mothers, who gave them blood and life and lead them at every step. 

   In the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea there is a mother that takes care of all her children: It is the Workers’ Party of Korea, which protects them from rain, windstorm and even takes care of their destiny and future.  

   October 10 of this year marks the 75th birthday of this mother.

   Millions of her children are creating miracles, helping one another with one mind and will to relieve their mother of her burden and greet her birthday with pleasure.

   No wonder the October of the DPRK is more meaningful and colourful.