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Holidays and Observances in Bhutan in 2017

Holidays and Observances in Bhutan in 2017

Date NameType
Jan 2MondayWinter Solstice (Nyilo)Public Holiday
Jan 28SaturdayTraditional Day of OfferingsPublic Holiday
Feb 5SundayCrown Prince BirthdayPublic Holiday
Feb 21TuesdayKing's BirthdayPublic Holiday
Feb 22WednesdayKing's Birthday HolidayPublic Holiday
Feb 23ThursdayKing's Birthday HolidayPublic Holiday
Feb 28TuesdayLosar (New Year)Public Holiday
Mar 1WednesdayLosar HolidayPublic Holiday
Mar 20MondayMarch EquinoxSeason
May 2TuesdayBirth Anniversary of Third Druk GyalpoPublic Holiday
May 5FridayThe Zhabdrung Mourning DayPublic Holiday
May 9TuesdayDeath Anniversary of Zhabdrung (Zhabdrung Kuchoe)Public Holiday
Jun 2FridayKing Jigme Singye Wangchuck's CoronationPublic Holiday
Jun 21WednesdayBuddha's ParinirvanaPublic Holiday
Jun 21WednesdayJune SolsticeSeason
Jul 3MondayBirth Anniversary of Guru RinpochePublic Holiday
Jul 27ThursdayBuddha's First SermonPublic Holiday
Aug 5SaturdayKing Jigme Dorji Wangchuck's Death AnniversaryPublic Holiday
Sep 22FridayBlessed Rainy DayPublic Holiday
Sep 23SaturdaySeptember EquinoxSeason
Sep 26TuesdayThimphu Drubchoe (Thimphu only)Municipal Holiday
Sep 30SaturdayThimphu Tshechu (Thimphu only)Municipal Holiday
Sep 30SaturdayDashainPublic Holiday
Oct 1SundayThimphu Tshechu (Thimphu only)Municipal Holiday
Oct 2MondayThimphu Tshechu (Thimphu only)Municipal Holiday
Nov 1WednesdayKing Jigme Khesar Namgyel's CoronationPublic Holiday
Nov 10FridayDescending Day of Lord BuddhaPublic Holiday
Nov 11SaturdayBirth Anniversary of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo/Consitution DayPublic Holiday
Dec 17SundayNational DayPublic Holiday
Dec 21ThursdayDecember SolsticeSeason

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