DPRK celebrates foundation day with mass gymnastics

10 September 2018

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) staged a mass gymnastics and artistic performance in Pyongyang on Sunday as part of the celebrations to mark the country's 70th founding anniversary. The Arirang Festival, fully known as the Grand Mass Gymnastics and Artistic Performance Arirang, started with a flag-raising ceremony at the May Day Stadium, and displayed DPRK's history, achievement and rapid development in recent years.

Themed "The glorious country", the two-hour show involved about 18,000 performers who held up placards and worked in precise unison to create huge themed images in the background. It has been five years since the DPRK held the last Mass Games.