Bhutan Public Holidays

Public holidays are listed here.

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.

2020

January
25
Traditional Day of Offering
Start date:
25 January 2020
February
21
Birthday of His Majesty the 5th King
Start date:
21 February 2020
End date:
23 February 2020
February
24
Losar
Start date:
24 February 2020
End date:
25 February 2020

First two days of the Tibetan calendar

May
02
Birthday of the Third Druk Gyalpo
Start date:
2 May 2020
June
05
Lord Buddha's Parinirvana
Start date:
5 June 2020
July
10
Birthday of Guru Rinpoche
Start date:
10 July 2020
July
24
Drukpa Tshezhi (First Sermon of Lord Buddha)
Start date:
24 July 2020
September
26
Thimphu Tshechu
Start date:
26 September 2020
End date:
28 September 2020

Regional observation only (Thimpu).

November
01
Coronation of the Fifth Druk Gyalpo
Start date:
1 November 2020
November
11
Birthday of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo
Start date:
11 November 2020
December
17
National Day
Start date:
17 December 2020
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