Lonely Planet Writer

North Korea cancels Mass Games again in 2015

North Korea's Mass Games ceremony, 2007.
North Korea’s Mass Games ceremony, 2007. Image by stephan / CC BY-SA 2.0

North Korea has announced it will once again cancel its annual Arirang (Mass Games) Festival this year. The Mass Games are synchronised gymnastic performances featuring thousands of dancers (often children) creating huge mosaic pictures through dance. The festival was cancelled in 2014 and this year’s announcement comes amid North Korea’s closing of its borders to all foreign travellers due to the Ebola outbreak. Read more: telegraph.co.uk