Hansik

The old three national holidays (Hansik, Chuseok, and Tano) have been revived, and citizens can openly celebrate this.

One of the main spring holidays in the lunar calendar is a cold food day called Hansik (one hundred and fifty days from that time), praying for good harvest and celebrating individuals. On this day, the citizens come to the tomb according to ancient traditions, cleanse the tombs of their parents and immediate family, and provide a memorial service. It was said that April 6, 1987 was a holiday in Hansik. Soviet experts working in factories with Soviet equipment and machinery were refused to attend, as local officials from Pyongyang’s foreign delegations did not attend. Most offices were also off work, but citizens had to go to work the previous Sunday and April 5 according to authorities’ instructions. (Alexander Zhebin, “The Kim Dynasty I See,” )

On Hansik’s day, they go to the Revolutionary Martyrs ‘Tomb (the burial ground where anti-Japanese fighters were buried) and visit their ancestors’ graves.

On the tombstone of Revolution Martyrs of Oshiroyama, there is a relief of Venus of the “Hero of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea”, but on Hansik’s day, Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il, the Central Committee of the Party, the Central People’s Committee, the State Council Bouquets were provided by various departments and social organizations. In front of Kim Jong-soo’s bust, she was buried in a flower basket or bouquet, presenting an oasis. It was given to him by Kim Jong-sook, or by Kim Jong-soo’s “careful” “Revolutionary Martyrs Family” and educational institutions and organizations named after Kim Jong-soo.
Pyongyang, which had been raining from early morning until late at night, had an effect on its start, but it still did not keep its citizens home. With an umbrella and a simple lunch box, Pyongyang citizens came to their ancestors’ graves early in the morning. (Ibid.)
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