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Bhutan Public Holidays 2021

This page contains a national calendar of all 2021 public holidays for Bhutan. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

DateDayHoliday
2 JanSatWinter Solstice (Nyilo)
14 JanThuTraditional Day of Offering
12 FebFriLosar New Year
21 Feb to 23 FebSun to TueBirth Anniversary of His Majesty the King
22 AprThuShabdrung Kuchoe
2 MaySunBirth Anniversary of Third Druk Gyalpo
26 MayWedLord Buddha's Parinirvana
20 JunSunBirth Anniversary of Guru Rinpoche
14 JulWedFirst Sermon of Lord Buddha
12 SepSunThimphu Drupchen Dromchoe *
17 SepFriThimphu Tshechu *
23 SepThuBlessed Rainy Day
15 OctFriDashain Festival
27 OctWedDescending Day of Lord Buddha
1 NovMonCoronation of His Majesty the King
11 NovThuBirth Anniversary of Fourth Druk Gyalpo
17 DecFriNational Day
The dates in this table are an estimate. We will update this page once the official public holiday dates for 2021 are released.

Note: Thimphu Drupchen Dromchoe and Thimphu Tshechu are observed in Thimphu only.