May Day

On 1 May every year, thousands of North Koreans celebrate International Workers Day.

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On May 1, North Korea celebrates International Worker’s Day with a May Day festival. In Pyongyang, workers unite, carrying flags and flowers to Mandude Hill to honor statues of Kim II Sung and Kim Jong II. In addition, state employers organize picnic and sports matches for workers so they can celebrate the day.