Arirang extended in North Korea

Arirang, also known as the “mass games,” has been extended until October 25, 2010. The North Korean festival features thousands of dancers performing in unison and is packed with local symbolism. The event consists of 100,000 performers in all. Koryo Tours, which brings westerners into North Korea, has put together a short trip from October 23 – 26, 2010 to catch the last of the event.

This is a rare chance for westerners to enter the reclusive state, not to mention witness its primary cultural event. While you’re there, take a look at the intersections and let us know if the Pyongyang traffic girls are back!