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.

2021

January
14
Traditional Day of Offering
Start date:
14 January 2021
February
12
Losar
Start date:
12 February 2021
End date:
13 February 2021

First two days of the Tibetan calendar

February
21
Birthday of His Majesty the 5th King
Start date:
21 February 2021
End date:
23 February 2021
May
02
Birthday of the Third Druk Gyalpo
Start date:
2 May 2021
May
26
Lord Buddha's Parinirvana
Start date:
26 May 2021
July
10
Birthday of Guru Rinpoche
Start date:
10 July 2021
July
14
Drukpa Tshezhi (First Sermon of Lord Buddha)
Start date:
14 July 2021
September
15
Thimphu Tshechu
Start date:
15 September 2021
End date:
17 September 2021

Regional observation only (Thimpu).

November
01
Coronation of the Fifth Druk Gyalpo
Start date:
1 November 2021
November
11
Birthday of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo
Start date:
11 November 2021
December
17
National Day
Start date:
17 December 2021
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