Paektusan Kisang ul ta anko.
Kullo ui chongsin un kitturo.
Chilli ro mungch 'yo jin oksen ttut
On segye apso nagari.
Sonnun him nodo do naemiro,
Inmin ui ttus uro son nara.
Han opsi pugang hanun
I choson kiri pinnaese.
The firm will, bonded with truth,
Nest for the spirit of labour,
Embracing the atmosphere of Mount Paektu,
Will go forth to all the world.
The country established by the will of the people,
Breasting the raging waves with soaring strength.
Let us glorify for ever this Korea,
Limitlessly rich and strong.
|Flag Date of Adoption||8 September 1948|
three horizontal bands of blue (top), red (triple width), and blue; the red band is edged in white; on the hoist side of the red band is a white disk with a red five-pointed star
the red symbolizes revolutionary patriotism and the fighting spirit. The star symbolizes the reolutionary traditions established by President Kim Il Sung. The white stands for the Korean nation and its culture. The blue stripes symbolize “the aspiration of the Korean people to unite with the revolutionary people of the whole world and fight for the victory of the idea of independence, friendship and peace”.