A few days ago people were just beginning to realize that Ethiopia was living in 2014 when the rest of the world was in 2022. But North Korea’s calendar is also different.
It seems that Ethiopia is not the only country using a different calendar than the western world. North Korea is about to enter the year 112 according to its own data.
It’s not time travel, but in just a few days, North Korea will celebrate its New Year and advance from year 111 to year 112. And it all stems from a birthday.
What is North Korea Juche year?
North Korea is all about partying, which is why they have three days to celebrate the New Year. They celebrate the Gregorian New Year, the Lunar New Year, and Juche New Year.
Although the days and times are followed by the Gregorian calendar, its years are followed by the North Korean yay calendar, writes The times.
North Korea’s founder Kim Il-sung was born on April 15, 1912. The country adjusted the calendar after its birth, known as “Year 1.”
Therefore, the Juche New Year, also known as the “Day of the Sun,” occurs on April 15 every year.
This means that North Korea will start the Juche year 112 in a few days.
How does North Korea celebrate the New Year?
According to Uri Tours, the act of respect towards the elders is crucial during the Juche New Year celebrations.
No matter where you live, the whole family needs to find each other and celebrate the beginning of the new year together. They also eat a traditional dish called Songpyeon.
Thousands of North Koreans (including tourists) will go to the Kumsunan Palance of the Sun – where “Day of the Sun” comes from. This is a way for them to pay their respects to their late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.
Later in the afternoon, locals in traditional costumes gather in downtown Pyongyang and perform the traditional dance of North Korea.
A popular TikToker named Jordan Simons spoke about North Korea’s calendar earlier this year.
His video, released in January, has been viewed more than five million times and amassed 333,000 likes.
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https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2022/04/12/north-korea-abandoned-western-calendar-year-112-not-2022/ North Korea has abandoned the Western calendar and is about to enter the year 112 – not 2022