Year Mid February is a special festival in Asia, known commonly as "Lunar New Year", "Spring Festival" or in reference to China, "Chinese New Year". It's arguably the biggest holiday of the year in this region of the world. You have likely seen photos of immense scenes in China with ... » Learn More about Lunar New Year in North Korea: What is it and how is it celebrated?
What is "Korean Culture"? The term is abstract yes. It is also, if you're feeling picky, somewhat vague. You might be wondering "what?" Korean culture, at "where?"- Undoubtedly, it is a hard term to define because it is something which is connected to, rather than being separate to, wider contexts. ... » Learn More about Understanding Korean People: A beginner’s guide to local Culture
Everyone who is involved with North Korea will have heard of Taedonggang Beer, the country's premier alcoholic beverage, so named after the river which runs through central Pyongyang. Many tour groups get the opportunity to visit the drink's famous brewery, meaning throughout every trip there are ... » Learn More about Taedonggang: The surprise story of North Korea’s Favourite Beer
Who would ever have thought North Korea was once directly linked with a Black Liberation movement in the United States? In the modern day, the DPRK is commonly described as an isolated country, largely unfavourable with most of the world as shifting ideological currents left it behind, with no ... » Learn More about North Korea’s Unlikely Alliance with the Black Panthers: The DPRK and African American Liberation
The Korean script, isn't it so beautiful and iconic? Similar to its neighbours, the written form of Korean language has iconified and romanticized the image of an entire nation. These block characters, which are known as Hangeul/Chosongul, are simple and beautiful. Although there are differences in ... » Learn More about North Korea’s Revolutionary New Hangul Experiment: 1948-1954