What is Military Foundation Day (North Korea)?

Introduction Military Foundation Day (Korean: 조선인민군 창건일) is an annual public holiday in North Korea falling on 25 April. Background North Korean historiography has two competing dates for the founding of the modern Korean People’s Army (KPA): 25 April 1932 and 08 February 1948. According to North Korean historiography, the Korean People’s Revolutionary Army (KPRA)… Read More


What are Days of Military Honour (Russia)?

Introduction The Days of Military Honour (Russian: Дни воинской славы, dni voinskoy slavy) are special memorable dates in the Russian Armed Forces dedicated to the most outstanding victories won by Russia. Background Some of these dates are state holidays but the majority of them is celebrated purely in the armed forces, while 07 November is… Read More

What is Army Day (Iran)?

Introduction Rouz-e Artesh (English: Army Day) is celebrated on 18 April. Background Exhibitions of the Iranian Army, such as a military parade of active personnel and veterans in the presence of the President of Iran in front of the Mausoleum of Ruhollah Khomeini, takes place during the holiday events.