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List of Public and Govt. Holidays in Bhutan for 2018

Bhutan Public Holidays

 

Government Holiday Calendar

Fire Female Bird Year( 2017-2018 )

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Details

Date    

1.

Winter Solstice

2nd Jan, 2018

2.

Traditional Day of Offering

17th Jan, 2018

Earth Male Dog Year ( 16th February 2018-4th February 2019)

3.

Losar

16th & 17th Feb, 2018

4.

Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the King

21st, 22nd, 23rd Feb, 2018

5.

Death Anniversary of Zhabdrung ( Zhabdrung Kuchoe )

25th April, 2018

6.

Birth Anniversary of 3rd Druk Gyalpo

2nd May, 2018

7.

Lord Budha’s Parinirvana

29th May, 2018

8.

Birth Anniversary of Guru Rinpoche

23rd June, 2018

9.

First Sermon of Lord Buddha                                        

16th July, 2018

10.

Thimphu Drubchoe ( Thimphu Only )                     

15th Sept, 2018

11.

Thimphu Tshechu ( Thimphu Only )                        

19th, 20th, 21st Sept, 2018

12

Blessed Rainy Day                                                       

23rd Sept, 2018

13

Dassain  

19th Oct, 2018

14

Descending Day of Lord Buddha                                 

31st Oct, 2018

15

Coronation Day of His Majesty the King                  

1st Nov, 2018

16

Birth Anniversary of 4th Druk Gyalpo Constitution Day                                                                                   

11th Nov, 2018

17

National Day                                                                   

17th Dec, 2018

18

Winter Solstice                                                               

3rd Jan, 2019

19

Traditional Day of Offering                                            

6th Jan, 2019

 

 

 

 

List of Dzongs, Monasteries, Festivals, open for visitors
Not all religious institutions are open for visitors but still they get good insight into Kingdom's unique cultural heritage. The closure of religious establishments is to ensure that monastic life can continue unhindered and works of art can be protected and sanctity of such places can be preserved.

Western Bhutan

Paro: Ta Dzong (National Museum), Drukgyel Dzong, Bitekha Dzong (en route to Haa valley), Taktsang Monastery (view from Tourist cafeteria), Paro Tshechu

Thimphu : Trashichhoedzong, Memorial Chorten, Changlimethang Lhakhang and Jigmeling Lhakhang, Thimphu Tshechu

Punakha : Punakha Dzong (open in summer months when monks are in Thimphu), Punakha Dromche

Wangduephodrang : Wangduephodrang Tsechu, Wangduephodrang Dzong

Central Bhutan

Bumthang : Jakar Dzong, Wangduechholing Dzong, Member Tsho, Peling Sermon Chorten, Ura new Lhakhang, Kurje Tsechu, Nemalung Tsechu, Tamshing Phala Choepa, Tangbi Mani, Jambey Lhakhang Drup, Prakar Tsechu

Trongsa: Chendbji Chorten, Ta Dzong, Trongsa Tsechu

Eastern Bhutan

Mongar: Mongar Dzong, Mongar Tsechu

Trashigang : Trashigang Tsechu, Zangtho Pelri, Kanglung Lhakhang, Khaling Lhakhang, Radhi Lhakhang, Trashiyangtse Dzong

Samdrup Jongkhar : Zangtho Pelri Lhakhang

Phuentsholing : Kharbandi Goemba, Kamji Monastery, Zangtho Pelri Lhakhang




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