Thousands of soldiers marching in formation joined the military parade - part of a highly-orchestrated celebration held in honor of the 105th birthday of Kim's late grandfather, Kim Il Sung, North Korea's founding ruler.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves during the Saturday military parade.
North Korean state television showed Kim, wearing a black suit and white shirt, stepped out of a black limousine and saluted his honor guard before walking down a red carpet.
China has been begging both North Korea and the U.S.to calm the hell down as tensions between the two nations have risen in past few weeks.
That means the much-anticipated April 15 North Korean holiday has ended without any event that would trigger a possible USA attack, and therefore, possible World War III.
China warned on Friday: "The U.S. and South Korea and North Korea are engaging in tit for tat, with swords drawn and bows bent, and there have been storm clouds gathering", according to state news agency Xinhua, translated by several media outlets.
North Korean school boys sing at the Mangyongdae Children's Palace on Friday, April 14, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea.
Also, whether Kim, flanked by high-ranking officials at a balcony overlooking the square, will make a speech is being closely watched. USA satellite imagery suggests the country could conduct another underground nuclear test at any time.
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It was also a bold display for enemies such as the United States.
However North Korea refrained from a new test of a ballistic missile ahead of the holiday.
Melissa Hanham, a senior research associate at the US -based Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, California, said the appearance of ICBMs enclosed in canister launchers suggested Pyongyang was working towards a "new concept" of ICBM. There's speculation Kim Jong-un might instead take that occasion to carry out a provocation.
On April 9, it became known that the Pacific Command of the US Armed Forces sent an attack group of the Navy led by the Carl Vinson aircraft carrier to the Korean Peninsula. Analysts say the missiles could one day be capable of hitting targets as far as the United States, although North Korea has yet to flight-test them.
Speaking in Beijing yesterday, China's foreign minister Wang Yi warned the region is facing a "precarious situation" and that a conflict could break out "at any moment".
Officials in South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the launch tubes displayed during the parade were longer than the North's intermediate-range ballistic missiles, leading them to believe it might have intercontinental strike capability.
"We're prepared to respond to an all-out war with an all-out war", North Korean military official Choe Ryong-Hae said.