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Holidays and Observances in Bhutan in 2020

Events and observations associated with the holidays we list may be canceled or otherwise affected due to measures taken to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check with event organizers for details.

Holidays and Observances in Bhutan in 2020

Date NameType
Jan 2ThursdayWinter Solstice (Nyilo)Public Holiday
Jan 25SaturdayTraditional Day of OfferingsPublic Holiday
Feb 21FridayKing's BirthdayPublic Holiday
Feb 22SaturdayKing's Birthday HolidayPublic Holiday
Feb 23SundayKing's Birthday HolidayPublic Holiday
Feb 24MondayLosar (New Year)Public Holiday
Feb 25TuesdayLosar HolidayPublic Holiday
Mar 20FridayMarch EquinoxSeason
May 2SaturdayBirth Anniversary of Third Druk GyalpoPublic Holiday
May 2SaturdayDeath Anniversary of Zhabdrung (Zhabdrung Kuchoe)Public Holiday
Jun 5FridayBuddha's ParinirvanaPublic Holiday
Jun 21SundayJune SolsticeSeason
Jun 30TuesdayBirth Anniversary of Guru RinpochePublic Holiday
Jul 24FridayBuddha's First SermonPublic Holiday
Sep 22TuesdayThimphu Drubchoe (Thimphu only)Municipal Holiday
Sep 22TuesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason
Sep 23WednesdayBlessed Rainy DayPublic Holiday
Sep 26SaturdayThimphu Tshechu (Thimphu only)Municipal Holiday
Sep 27SundayThimphu Tshechu (Thimphu only)Municipal Holiday
Sep 28MondayThimphu Tshechu (Thimphu only)Municipal Holiday
Oct 26MondayDashainPublic Holiday
Nov 1SundayKing Jigme Khesar Namgyel's CoronationPublic Holiday
Nov 7SaturdayDescending Day of Lord BuddhaPublic Holiday
Nov 11WednesdayBirth Anniversary of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo/Consitution DayPublic Holiday
Dec 17ThursdayNational DayPublic Holiday
Dec 21MondayDecember SolsticeSeason

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