It is a biennial event held on the occasion of the Day of the Sun.
The first festival was held in April Juche 71(1982). Since then, attendances have increased to develop into a great international art festival.
The performances are given at several theatres and cultural houses in Pyongyang.
On the stage are colourful items including vocal and instrumental music, dances and circus shows.
Commemorial medals are presented to the participants and prizes to the groups and individuals which show good performance.