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Who knew that April 14 serves the distinction of not only being the most despised day of the year in the United States, but also being the birthday of former North Korean dictator Kim Il-Sung.

A huge portrait of North Korea's late leader Kim Il Sung is performed by North Korean students during the Arirang Festival at the May Day stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, Oct. 10, 2005. North Korea marked the birthday of late national founder Kim Il Sung on Sunday amid international concerns over its failure to meet a deadline for shutting down its main nuclear reactor. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Who knew that one day could possibly have so many communist parallels? Coincidence? I'll let you decide.

Photos from this year's celebration can be found following the break. The file photos pictured above and directly below this text are for illustration purposes only.
Groups of university students march along the Kim Il-Sung square, in the heart of Pyongyang, 27 March 2002. The North Korean capital is pulling out the stops for the Arirang Festival, the mass choreographed spectacle bringing together 100,000 gymnasts, musicians and other entertainers in a tribute to Korea's "national unity."(AFP/File/Chai Hin Goh)


In this Korean Central News Agency photo released by Korea News Service in Tokyo, North Koreans perform a synchronized mass dance at May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, Saturday, April 14, 2007, in celebration of the 95th anniversary of the birth of founding ruler Kim Il Sung, the father of current leader Kim Jong Il. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)


In this Korean Central News Agency photo released by Korea News Service in Tokyo, North Koreans perform a synchronized mass dance at May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, Saturday, April 14, 2007, in celebration of the 95th anniversary of the birth of founding ruler Kim Il Sung, the father of current leader Kim Jong Il. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)


In this Korean Central News Agency photo released by Korea News Service in Tokyo, North Koreans perform a synchronized mass dance at May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, Saturday, April 14, 2007, in celebration of the 95th anniversary of the birth of founding ruler Kim Il Sung, the father of current leader Kim Jong Il. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)


Members of the Korean Children's Union organization participates during a joint national meeting to commemorate the 95th birth anniversary of Kim Il-sung, at the square of the Kumsusan memorial palace in Pyongyang in this April 14, 2007 photo. REUTERS/Korea News Service (NORTH KOREA) JAPAN OUT


North Korean students participates during an evening party to commemorate the 95th birth anniversary of Kim Il-sung, at the Kim Il-sung square in Pyongyang April 15, 2007. Picture taken April 15, 2007. REUTERS/Korea News Service (NORTH KOREA) JAPAN OUT


In this photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, a foreign tourist, center, dances with North Korean citizens in celebration of the 95th birthday of late founder Kim Il Sung, the father of current leader Kim Jong Il, in Pyongyang, North Korea, Sunday, April 15, 2007. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Xia Yu)

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