Public holidays and observances in Bhutan

Year 2019

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 2 Wednesday Winter Solstice (Nyilo) Public Holiday
January 6 Sunday Traditional Day of Offerings Public Holiday
March 21 Thursday March equinox Season
April 14 Sunday Death Anniversary of Zhabdrung (Zhabdrung Kuchoe) Public Holiday
May 2 Thursday Birth Anniversary of Third Druk Gyalpo Public Holiday
June 17 Monday Buddha's Parinirvana Public Holiday
June 21 Friday June Solstice Season
July 11 Thursday Birth Anniversary of Guru Rinpoche Public Holiday
August 4 Sunday Buddha's First Sermon Public Holiday
September 23 Monday September equinox Season
September 24 Tuesday Blessed Rainy Day Public Holiday
October 4 Friday Thimphu Drubchoe (Thimphu only) Local holiday
October 8 Tuesday Dashain Public Holiday
November 1 Friday King Jigme Khesar Namgyel's Coronation Public Holiday
November 11 Monday Birth Anniversary of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo/Consitution Day Public Holiday
November 19 Tuesday Descending Day of Lord Buddha Public Holiday
December 17 Tuesday National Day Public Holiday
December 22 Sunday December Solstice Season

Year 2020

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 2 Thursday Winter Solstice (Nyilo) Public Holiday
January 25 Saturday Traditional Day of Offerings Public Holiday
March 20 Friday March equinox Season
May 2 Saturday Death Anniversary of Zhabdrung (Zhabdrung Kuchoe) Public Holiday
May 2 Saturday Birth Anniversary of Third Druk Gyalpo Public Holiday
June 5 Friday Buddha's Parinirvana Public Holiday
June 21 Sunday June Solstice Season
June 30 Tuesday Birth Anniversary of Guru Rinpoche Public Holiday
July 24 Friday Buddha's First Sermon Public Holiday
September 22 Tuesday September equinox Season
September 23 Wednesday Blessed Rainy Day Public Holiday
September 23 Wednesday Thimphu Drubchoe (Thimphu only) Local holiday
October 26 Monday Dashain Public Holiday
November 1 Sunday King Jigme Khesar Namgyel's Coronation Public Holiday
November 7 Saturday Descending Day of Lord Buddha Public Holiday
November 11 Wednesday Birth Anniversary of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo/Consitution Day Public Holiday
December 17 Thursday National Day Public Holiday
December 21 Monday December Solstice Season