Residents in North Korea have been banned from laughing, drinking alcohol, and having fun for 11 days. The reason for this is the 10th anniversary of the death of the former leader of the country. According to Report.ge, the information is spread by Mail Online.
"The government of the country has ordered the population not to show any sign of happiness until North Korea honors his death," the media wrote.
In addition, on the day of the leader's death, December 17, North Koreans were banned from buying products.
"In times of mourning, we should not drink alcohol, we should not laugh, and we should not have fun," said one citizen.
Locals say drunk people have been caught and detained in recent years during a period of mourning. They were declared ideological criminals, taken away, after which no one saw them.
"People can not even celebrate their own birthday if it coincides with the days of mourning," said another.
Three generations of the Kims have ruled North Korea since Kim Il-sung founded the country in 1948. After the death of Kim Il-sung in 1994, Kim Jong-il came to power. On December 17, 2011, he died at the age of 69, leaving his youngest son, Kim Jong-un, to rule the country.