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.

2014

January
31
Traditional Day of Offering
Start date:
31 January 2014
February
21
Birthday of His Majesty the 5th King
Start date:
21 February 2014
End date:
23 February 2014
March
02
Losar
Start date:
2 March 2014
End date:
3 March 2014

First two days of the Tibetan calendar

May
02
Birthday of the Third Druk Gyalpo
Start date:
2 May 2014
May
09
Zhabdrung Kuchoe
Start date:
9 May 2014
June
13
Lord Buddha's Parinirvana
Start date:
13 June 2014
July
10
Birthday of Guru Rinpoche
Start date:
10 July 2014
July
31
Drukpa Tshezhi (First Sermon of Lord Buddha)
Start date:
31 July 2014
August
29
Thimphu Drubchen
Start date:
29 August 2014

Regional observation only (Thimpu).

September
25
Dashain
Start date:
25 September 2014
October
03
Thimphu Tshechu
Start date:
3 October 2014

Regional observation only (Thimpu).

November
03
Coronation of the Fifth Druk Gyalpo
Start date:
3 November 2014
November
11
Birthday of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo
Start date:
11 November 2014
December
17
National Day
Start date:
17 December 2014

2015

January
21
Traditional Day of Offering
Start date:
21 January 2015
February
19
Losar
Start date:
19 February 2015
End date:
20 February 2015

First two days of the Tibetan calendar

February
21
Birthday of His Majesty the 5th King
Start date:
21 February 2015
End date:
23 February 2015
April
28
Zhabdrung Kuchoe
Start date:
28 April 2015
May
02
Birthday of the Third Druk Gyalpo
Start date:
2 May 2015
June
02
Lord Buddha's Parinirvana
Start date:
2 June 2015
July
10
Birthday of Guru Rinpoche
Start date:
10 July 2015
July
20
Drukpa Tshezhi (First Sermon of Lord Buddha)
Start date:
20 July 2015
September
19
Thimphu Drubchen
Start date:
19 September 2015

Regional observation only (Thimpu).

September
23
Thimphu Tshechu
Start date:
23 September 2015

Regional observation only (Thimpu).

October
13
Dashain
Start date:
13 October 2015
November
01
Coronation of the Fifth Druk Gyalpo
Start date:
1 November 2015
November
11
Birthday of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo
Start date:
11 November 2015
December
17
National Day
Start date:
17 December 2015
Edited by Jane Duru
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