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Holidays and Observances in Bhutan in 2018

Holidays and Observances in Bhutan in 2018

Date NameType
Jan 2TuesdayWinter Solstice (Nyilo)Public Holiday
Jan 17WednesdayTraditional Day of OfferingsPublic Holiday
Feb 16FridayLosar (New Year)Public Holiday
Feb 17SaturdayLosar HolidayPublic Holiday
Feb 21WednesdayKing's BirthdayPublic Holiday
Feb 22ThursdayKing's Birthday HolidayPublic Holiday
Feb 23FridayKing's Birthday HolidayPublic Holiday
Mar 20TuesdayMarch EquinoxSeason
Apr 20FridayElection DayPublic Holiday
Apr 25WednesdayDeath Anniversary of Zhabdrung (Zhabdrung Kuchoe)Public Holiday
May 2WednesdayBirth Anniversary of Third Druk GyalpoPublic Holiday
May 29TuesdayBuddha's ParinirvanaPublic Holiday
Jun 21ThursdayJune SolsticeSeason
Jun 23SaturdayBirth Anniversary of Guru RinpochePublic Holiday
Jul 16MondayBuddha's First SermonPublic Holiday
Sep 15SaturdayThimphu Drubchoe (Thimphu only)Municipal Holiday
Sep 19WednesdayThimphu Tshechu (Thimphu only)Municipal Holiday
Sep 20ThursdayThimphu Tshechu (Thimphu only)Municipal Holiday
Sep 21FridayThimphu Tshechu (Thimphu only)Municipal Holiday
Sep 23SundayBlessed Rainy DayPublic Holiday
Sep 23SundaySeptember EquinoxSeason
Oct 19FridayDashainPublic Holiday
Oct 31WednesdayDescending Day of Lord BuddhaPublic Holiday
Nov 1ThursdayKing Jigme Khesar Namgyel's CoronationPublic Holiday
Nov 11SundayBirth Anniversary of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo/Consitution DayPublic Holiday
Dec 17MondayNational DayPublic Holiday
Dec 22SaturdayDecember SolsticeSeason

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