Kim Jong-un Visits Mausoleum To Mark Grandfather’s Birth Anniv

Seoul: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visited a mausoleum of his late grandfather on the occasion of the latter’s birth anniversary, state media reported on Friday.

As per Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency, Kim Jong-un and his wife, Ri Sol-Ju, visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun on Thursday to mark Kim Il-sung’s 109th birth anniversary.

The mausoleum is where the bodies of his late grandfather and father, Kim Jong-il lie in state, reports Yonhap News Agency.

The birth anniversary, referred to in the North as the ‘Day of the Sun’, is the country’s biggest national holiday marked by large-scale cultural and sports events.

Since taking office in late 2011, Kim Jong-un had paid tribute to the mausoleum every year to mark the anniversary, but he skipped a trip last year amid concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, prompting speculation about his health.

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