SEOUL – The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has set its founding date, Kim Il Sung, to form an anti-Japanese guerrilla force in 1932 during the Korean War as a national holiday.



A decree was promulgated Wednesday to mark the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People's Revolutionary Army (KPRA), the Rodong Sinmun newspaper reported. "To commemorate the founding of the Korean People's Revolutionary Force, April 25 of each year is designated as a national holiday," the paper said.

North Korea has celebrated it for decades since 1978, but switched to 2018 to mark February 8 when the Korean People's Army was founded in 1948, the day it was formed. By: Chhouk Bora