61 years ago the Korean War ended with an armistice. The Korean War was the first armed
confrontation of the Cold War and set the standard for many later conflicts.
27th of July is a national public holiday in the North. To mark the day North Korea has held military parades and fired a missile in defiance of a United Nations after the United Nations Security Council on July 17 officially condemned Pyongyang for its recent series of ballistic missile tests, in violation of UN resolutions.
Internal media in North Korea has also been commemorating 61st anniversary of the end of the Korean War by carrying such headlines as:
DPRK’s War Victory Brings about Beginning of Decline for U.S. Imperialism
and June 25-July 27 Month of Anti-U.S. Joint Struggle Observed by Foreign Media
On 13 March 2013, North Korea confirmed it ended the 1953 Armistice and declared North Korea “is not restrained by the North-South declaration on non-aggression.