Sunday, April 19, 2009

What were they up to in North Korea over Pesach?

Since I was involved in the imperialist festival of Pesach, my Juche-oriented posting was temporarily suspended. What did we miss? "Dancing parties"!
Dancing parties of youth and students were held across the country on Thursday to celebrate the 16th anniversary of Kim Jong Il's election as chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK.

Amid the playing of songs "Confetti of Best Wishes" and "Let's Sing Our Pride in Being under Guidance of the General" dancing parties began in the plazas of the Party Founding Memorial Tower, the April 25 House of Culture and the Arch of Triumph and other places in Pyongyang.

The participants presented beautiful dancing rhythms with their boundless reverence for Kim Jong Il who has demonstrated to the whole world the dignity and might of the DPRK after establishing the unique state guidance system and political mode. [...]
One of the Great Leader's "immortal exploits" was explained:
One of the immortal exploits performed by President Kim Il Sung in arranging the foundation for building a rich and powerful country is that he had developed the Workers' Party of Korea into an invincible one.
The Tower of the Juche Idea has been drawing an "endless stream of visitors":
An endless stream of people at home, Koreans overseas and foreign friends are visiting the Tower of the Juche Idea standing on the bank of the River Taedong in Pyongyang.

This grand tower was unveiled with a large attendance on April 15, Juche 71 (1982), the 70th birthday of President Kim Il Sung, representing the ardent desire of the Korean people and the world progressive people to hand down to posterity the ideological and theoretical exploits of the President, the founder of the immortal Juche idea. [...]
"Evening Galas" were held:
Evening galas of youth and students took place here and in other parts of the country on Wednesday to commemorate the 97th birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung.

Youth and students held an evening gala at the plaza of the Pyongyang Indoor Stadium. They danced to the tune of such songs as "My Country Is the Eternal Country of the Leader," turning the plaza into a sea of dancers with ardent longing and boundless reverence for President Kim Il Sung.
"Friendly amusement games" took place:
Amid the playing of such games as running in bag, walking with balloon on head, kicking rugby ball, partner-finding and tug-of-war, the spectators warmly cheered the players, raising the morale.
Check out the latest Haveil Havalim and you will experience more enjoyment than that of running in bag and walking with balloon on head!

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