Day of the Shining Star 광명성절 February 16th 2017 The Day of the Shining Star is a public holiday in North Korea that celebrates the anniversary of the birth of King Jong-il.
Depending on whether you believe the Soviets or North Korean propaganda (I'm inclined to believe the former in this instance) King Jong-il was born in Siberia in 1941 as Yuri Irsenovich Kim, though the official North Korean biography state he was born on 16th February 19 ... read more
Asia » North Korea » Pyongyang An independent kingdom under Chinese suzerainty for most of the past millennium, Korea was occupied by Japan in 1905 following the Russo-Japanese War; five years later, Japan formally annexed the entire peninsula. Following World War II, Korea was sp... ... read more
Embarking on a year of travel-less exploring.
I will be filling my 2017 with different traditions and celebrations from around the world. Every day will be a mini-adventure into a new culture for me.
If anyone has any suggestions or recommendations for future celebrations, please let me know! message me here or tweet me @fighiggins
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