Pyongyang residents, who trained for months for the anniversary, held up the bouquets to spell out words and slogans.
Moreover, Li Zhanshu, a member of China's Politbureau Standing Committee and, as the country's parliamentary head, widely seen as the number three player in the Chinese Communist Party, joined North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in reviewing the parade.
Kim was seen laughing and holding hands up with a Chinese special envoy as he oversaw the festivities.
This gallery was curated by Associated Press photo editor Wally Santana in Bangkok.
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He called on the military to be ready to work to help build the economy.
The past two big anniversaries of North Korea's founding, in 2008 and 2013, did not feature the Korean People's Army, only the civil defense units, which are officially called "Worker Peasant Red Guards".
This year's celebrations also marked the revival of North Korea's iconic mass games after a five-year hiatus.
This was in stark contrast to similar parades held in April a year ago and in February, when Kim Jong-un rolled out the newest Hwasong-14 and Hwasong-15 ICMBs.
Pyongyang now claims that it wants its security guaranteed and a peace agreement formally ending the Korean War in place before it will get rid of its nuclear warheads.
The circumstances might have prompted Kim to demonstrate a "different attitude" from the North's previous military parades, through which the country has stunned the world with advanced ballistic missiles and bellicose rhetoric, analysts say.
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But at some point you have to take a decision. "It means the world to me obviously", he added. The 32-year-old Nadal quit during a match for the second time in four Grand Slams this year.
The North displayed its latest missilery in the February parade, however, and Washington hardly batted an eye.
North Korea declared its establishment as an individual state in 1948 following Korea's liberation from Japanese occupation in 1945.
Yet this year, following Kim's multi-polar charm offensive - which some pundits believe is a desperate strategy to break out of his worldwide isolation, while others believe it is a a natural progression now that he has essentially finalized his nuclear deterrent - Kim and Xi have met three times.
According to South Korean President Moon Jae-in's national security chief Chung Eui-yong, Kim had said the withdrawal of USA forces had "nothing to do with" the end-of-war declaration promoted by the Pyongyang regime.
The parade, which appeared to be smaller than similar events in the past, was split into two sections, civilian and military. An end-of-war declaration would only be a first step toward an eventual peace treaty, but many in Washington fear such a declaration could be used to undermine the legitimacy of the US troop presence in South Korea.
However, Trump days ago praised the North Korean leader, touting him for saying he wants to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula during Trump's first term as president. Ticket sales to tourists from China and Europe are reportedly brisk despite prices that start at 100 euros and go all the way up to 800 euros for VIP seating.
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Kim Jong Un and his South Korean counterpart Moon will meet in Pyongyang on September 18-20 for the third time this year and discuss "practical measures" towards denuclearisation, officials in Seoul have said. He claims to have perfected his nuclear arsenal enough to deter USA aggression and devote his resources to raising the nation's standard of living.