Bhutan Public Holidays

Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

Public holiday note

Buddhist festivals are declared according to local astronomical observations and it is not possible to forecast the date of their occurrence exactly.

2016

January
10
Traditional Day of Offering
Start date:
10 January 2016
February
09
Losar
Start date:
9 February 2016
End date:
10 February 2016

First two days of the Tibetan calendar

February
21
Birthday of His Majesty the 5th King
Start date:
21 February 2016
End date:
23 February 2016
May
02
Birthday of the Third Druk Gyalpo
Start date:
2 May 2016
May
21
Lord Buddha's Parinirvana
Start date:
21 May 2016
July
08
Drukpa Tshezhi (First Sermon of Lord Buddha)
Start date:
8 July 2016
July
10
Birthday of Guru Rinpoche
Start date:
10 July 2016
October
07
Thimphu Tshechu
Start date:
7 October 2016

Regional observation only (Thimpu).

November
01
Coronation of the Fifth Druk Gyalpo
Start date:
1 November 2016
November
11
Birthday of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo
Start date:
11 November 2016
December
17
National Day
Start date:
17 December 2016
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