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Bhutan Public Holidays 2018

This page contains a national calendar of all 2018 public holidays for Bhutan. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

2 JanTueWinter Solstice (Nyilo)
17 JanWedTraditional Day of Offering
16 Feb to 17 FebFri to SatLosar New Year
21 Feb to 23 FebWed to FriBirth Anniversary of His Majesty the King
20 AprFriNational Council Elections
25 AprWedShabdrung Kuchoe
2 MayWedBirth Anniversary of Third Druk Gyalpo
29 MayTueLord Buddha's Parinirvana
23 JunSatBirth Anniversary of Guru Rinpoche
16 JulMonFirst Sermon of Lord Buddha
15 SepSatThimphu Drupchen Dromchoe *
19 Sep to 21 SepWed to FriThimphu Tshechu *
23 SepSunBlessed Rainy Day
19 OctFriDashain Festival
31 OctWedDescending Day of Lord Buddha
1 NovThuCoronation of His Majesty the King
11 NovSunBirth Anniversary of Fourth Druk Gyalpo
17 DecMonNational Day
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Note: Thimphu Drupchen Dromchoe and Thimphu Tshechu are observed in Thimphu only.