Greatest National Holiday Instituted by Unanimous Will of Korean People


It was a unanimous aspiration and desire of the Korean people to celebrate with splendor the birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung who performed immortal feats for the country and the people, the times and history.

But the President humbly refused it.

Whenever officials busied themselves to prepare a birthday spread for him, he reprimanded them for doing so, saying that he was not pleased with it, and set out on his journey for field guidance.

So great are his exploits but he only hardened his will to devote himself to the country and the people.

That's why the Korean people have celebrated with splendor April 15, the greatest national holiday, in reflection of their mind to convey his immortal feats to posterity.

Representing the burning desire of all the people and their sense of noble obligation, the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, the Central Military Commission of the WPK, the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, the Central People's Committee of the DPRK and the Administration Council of the DPRK adopted a decision on instituting April 15, the birthday of the President, as the Day of the Sun in July, Juche 86 (1997).

It is an expression of the noble sense of moral obligation of the Korean people to hold the President in high esteem as the sun of Juche and add eternal brilliance to his immortal revolutionary feats that the Korean people significantly celebrate the Day of the Sun as the greatest national holiday. It is also a manifestation of their firm faith and will to materialize the President’s desire for building a powerful nation under the leadership of the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un.


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