Fireworks, flags and massive synchronized dance moves.
Enter North Korea's Mass Games.
The larger than life celebration was held in Pyongyang Sunday (October 11) marking the 75th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party.
Leader Kim Jong Un was greeted with great fanfare as he entered the May Day stadium - with some attendees even moved to tears.
The North's state-run television KRT on Monday (October 12) aired a video of Kim, flanked by top aides at a long banqueting table, waving to the audience.
North Korea revived the Mass Games in 2018 following a five-year hiatus, in a bid to sell an image of international engagement and peace while raising much needed foreign currency.
Despite the name, the Mass Games are large performances involving tens of thousands of dancers, gymnasts, martial artists and singers acting out familiar propaganda themes.
The games are usually a major draw for tourists, most of them from China, but rights groups say the inclusion of thousands of child performers is tantamount to forced child labor, and testimony collected by defector groups describes harsh training regimes.
The games went ahead this year despite strict border controls and quarantine measures.