To mark the 10-year anniversary of Kim Jong II’s death, North Koreans have been forbidden from displaying any signs of happiness for 11 days.
During the 11-day time of mourning, there is an express ban on laughter and drinking. North Koreans will be prohibited from going grocery shopping on December 17, the precise anniversary of Kim Jong-death. il’s
“We must not consume alcohol, joke, or indulge in recreational activities during the mourning time,” a North Korean from the northeastern border city of Sinuiju told Radio Free Asia (RFA).
“Even if a family member dies during the mourning period, you are not permitted to cry aloud, and the body must be removed when the grieving period has ended.” If a person’s birthday falls within the mourning phase, they are unable to celebrate it.”
Kim Jong-il, the current Supreme Leader, was the father of Kim Jong-un, who controlled the country from 1994 until his death in 2011 at the age of 69 from a heart attack.