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North Korea cancels the Gregorian calendar and replaces it with the leader's grandfather's birthday

North Korea cancels the Gregorian calendar and replaces it with the leader's grandfather's birthday

The official news agency in North Korea has abandoned the Gregorian calendar in favor of another based on the birthday of Kim Il Sung, grandfather of current leader Kim Jong Un, and the agency appeared since the beginning of this week, with a new date, Juche 111, instead of 2022, according to “Sky News Arabia.” And Juche is one of Kim Il-sung's principles, and it translates to: independent attitude, spirit of self-reliance.

North Korea cancels the Gregorian calendar and replaces it with the leader's grandfather's birthday The official news agency in North Korea has abandoned the Gregorian calendar in favor of another based on the birthday of Kim Il Sung, grandfather of current leader Kim Jong Un, and the agency appeared since the beginning of this week, with a new date, Juche 111, instead of 2022, according to “Sky News Arabia.” And Juche is one of Kim Il-sung's principles, and it translates to: independent attitude, spirit of self-reliance.  North Korea cancels Gregorian calendar: Juche 111 instead of 2022 The Juche calendar begins with the birth of the first president of North Korea, founder Il Sung, in 1912, which is considered the first year, and this is not the first time this calendar system has been introduced, as it was first introduced in 1997, three years after the death of the founder of Korea But until this week, the Central News Agency continued to adopt the Western Gregorian calendar, the British newspaper The Times reported.  The newspaper attributed the reason for this change to be related to the approaching 110th anniversary of Il Sung's birth, which falls on April 15, when huge celebrations are organized for the occasion.  North Korea Standard Time And North Korea had previously changed, in a similar step, its official time in 2015, announcing Pyongyang time, which is half an hour ahead of the Korean official time used in South Korea, knowing that the Korean official time represents the same time zone used in Japan, and it was imposed when the Korean Peninsula was under rule. Japanese.  Japan also has its own calendar, which is based on the beginning of the reign of the current emperor. The current year is known as Reiwa 4, the fourth year of Emperor Naruhito.


North Korea cancels Gregorian calendar: Juche 111 instead of 2022

The Juche calendar begins with the birth of the first president of North Korea, founder Il Sung, in 1912, which is considered the first year, and this is not the first time this calendar system has been introduced, as it was first introduced in 1997, three years after the death of the founder of Korea But until this week, the Central News Agency continued to adopt the Western Gregorian calendar, the British newspaper The Times reported.


The newspaper attributed the reason for this change to be related to the approaching 110th anniversary of Il Sung's birth, which falls on April 15, when huge celebrations are organized for the occasion.


North Korea Standard Time

And North Korea had previously changed, in a similar step, its official time in 2015, announcing Pyongyang time, which is half an hour ahead of the Korean official time used in South Korea, knowing that the Korean official time represents the same time zone used in Japan, and it was imposed when the Korean Peninsula was under rule. Japanese.


Japan also has its own calendar, which is based on the beginning of the reign of the current emperor. The current year is known as Reiwa 4, the fourth year of Emperor Naruhito.

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