August 25th - Day of Songun

The DPRK's policy of "military first" is the basis of Kim Jong Il's "Songun" policy which began in 1960.  It balances the efforts of the Workers' Party of Korea with the Korean Peoples' Army to implement the Juche Idea - the system of self-reliance.

It is now celebrated as an annual holiday on August 25th with colourful decorations, flags, music and mass dancing.