Public Holidays

LineHoliday NameDate
1Winter Solstice (Nyilo)2 January
2Traditional Day of Offerings25 January
3Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the King21– 23 February
4Losar, Male Iron Rat Year24 – 25 February
5Zhabdrung Kuchoe (Death Anniversary)2 May
6Birth Anniversary of The 3rd Druk Gyalpo (King)2 May
7Lord Buddha's Parinirvana5 June
8Birth Anniversary of Guru Rinpoche30 June
9First Sermon of Lord Buddha24 July
10Thimphu Drubchen (Thimphu only)22 September
11Blessed Rainy Day23 September
12Thimphu Tshechu (Thimphu only)26 – 28 September
13Dassain26 October
14Coronation Day of His Majesty The King1 November
15Descending Day of Lord Buddha (Lhabab Duechen)7 November
16Birth Anniversary of The 4th King, Constitution & GNH Day11 November
17National Day17 December