Declaring ‘Special Guard Working Week’ around Kim Jong-un’s birthday… Same-day events

The Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the Workers’ Party of Korea, reported that the 4th plenary session of the 8th Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea was held from December 27 to 31, 2021 at the headquarters of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea. The photo shows Chairman Kim Jong-un speaking at a plenary meeting. /Photo = Rodong Sinmun News 1

It is reported that North Korea declared a special security service period across the country to commemorate the birthday of Chairman Kim Jong-un (January 8).

On the 7th, a Daily NK Yanggang-do source said, “Today (the 7th) from 5 pm to the 9th, a special guard duty period was declared across the country. , the history room, the private education room, and the local school board should stand as double guards,” he said.

North Korea usually sets up guard guards at statues and historical sites, but when there is a big national holiday or event, in order to further strengthen security, two people pair guard guards.

For this reason, the residents consider Chairman Kim’s birthday not an official holiday, but consider it the same as the anniversary of Kim Il-sung’s birthday (Day of the Sun, April 15) or Kim Jong-il’s birthday (Feb. According to the source, they think it is something they care about.

In addition, the source said, “At 5 pm today, an order was given to each institution and unit to hold the national flag, party, and supreme commander-in-chief flag-raising ceremony.” It was said that everyone gathered and had a hoisting ceremony before leaving work.”

In addition, North Korea asked the Party and the four major working groups, the Socialist Patriotic Youth League, the Korean Workers’ Union, the Korean Agricultural Workers’ Union, and the Korean Socialist Women’s Union, to hold a book study presentation meeting containing the 10-year history of Kim Jong-un and the leader of the revolution for two days from the 7th to the 8th. was reported to have been instructed.

It is said that on the 8th, the day of Chairman Kim’s birthday, instructions were given to hold an organized oath of allegiance meeting on Saturday and at 7:30 a.m. before the execution, and to present flower baskets or bouquets of flowers to statues and historical sites.

In particular, with regard to the gift of flower baskets and bouquets, the source added that there was a separate mention, ‘Prepare fresh flowers first, and avoid flowers as much as possible’.

Although Chairman Kim’s birthday has not been designated as a public holiday this year, which marks his 11th year in power, North Korea is issuing organized events and related instructions to commemorate the day in its own way.

Regarding the fact that Chairman Kim’s birthday is not designated as a public holiday, the source said, “The general public (Kim Jong-il) also lost his birthday at the request of the people, so he thought it was reasonable to follow such a precedent,” said the source. I see it as consistently maintaining the faithfulness of the Korean Marshal (Chairman Kim),” he said.

However, he said, “Executives say that when the date of birth is established as a national holiday, the number of years (stone) is followed. It is because they believe that their dignity may be undermined if they are enacted as

Meanwhile, another insider inside North Korea said, “Every year on Comrade Kim Jong-un’s birthday, a birthday celebration was held at a special (villa), and each time, high-quality watches, liquor, and precious metal gifts were given to key executives there. At the direction of my comrades, I will bring the 1st vocal group belonging to the State Council Orchestra to hold a grand banquet.”

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