International Art Festival “Spring in April”

On the birthday of Kim Il Sung, there is an international art festival called “Spring in April”.

Every year, the organizers take all the participants to this bronze statue at the international art festival “Spring in April “, which will be held on the birthday of Kim Il Sung starting in 1982. As they came, they also began to offer ikebana baskets and bouquets. From the night of April 14 to the early dawn of April 15, the large square in front of the Revolutionary Museum, where the statue of Kim Il Sung is built, is illuminated by powerful floodlights. There are many children in this square. There seems to be no one who is away at home, and there are many people who took a baby. Police in plain clothes give permission to go up the stairs by group as people crowd under the wide stairs that rise to the square in front of the statue. At the front of the statue, the crowd forms a line and worships the statue deeply and returns from the side stairs as the guide calls out to pray for the health and longevity of the “respecting lord.” (Alexander Zhebin, The Kim Dynasty I See)

There seems to be a bypass dedicated to senior government officials.

By the way, for those who have access to the Mercedes-Benz public car, the path to the statue of the deity is much shorter and flatter. There is a little parking lot to the left of the statue. I met a few high-ranking officials here, such as the acquainted minister and the director of the Central Committee, but the general was dismissed from the car on the license plate indicating that the high-ranking officer was riding, with the captain’s feelings accompanied by a young prince. Come. (Ibid.)

Foreign artists will stay in North Korea during the Spring of April, but North Korean journalists will tell them to write a “thank-you letter” to their leader.

The climax of Kim Il Sung’s birth celebration is an international art festival called “Spring in April”. While the artists of the festival are staying in North Korea, the left side of the circle will be used to visit places related to the activities of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il and “exhibition” economic facilities such as the “Sohekamun” Lock Gate Dam. Afterwards, she receives countless interviews with journalists, and she must be impressed with the places she toured, especially the first “wise instruction” of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il. According to some attendees, North Korean journalists have prepared the individual interview articles they need in advance and asked to sign them only. As soon as the signature is over, the “author” is paid in US dollars. As with all international conferences, international forums and international symposiums in North Korea, it is customary for participants to write a “thank you letter” on Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il. The certificate of appreciation will later be published in newspapers in the country as a “certification” of the world’s cultural masters for the “guidance” and “eternal immortality” of both leaders. (Ibid.)
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