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Bhutan Public Holidays 2023

This page contains a national calendar of all 2023 public holidays for Bhutan. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

DateDayHoliday
2 JanMonWinter Solstice (Nyilo)
22 JanSunTraditional Day of Offering
21 Feb to 23 FebTue to ThuBirth Anniversary of His Majesty the King
21 Feb to 22 FebTue to WedLosar New Year
30 AprSunShabdrung Kuchoe
2 MayTueBirth Anniversary of Third Druk Gyalpo
4 JunSunLord Buddha's Parinirvana
28 JunWedBirth Anniversary of Guru Rinpoche
21 JulFriFirst Sermon of Lord Buddha
20 SepWedThimphu Drupchen Dromchoe *
23 SepSatBlessed Rainy Day
24 Sep to 26 SepSun to TueThimphu Tshechu *
24 OctTueDashain Festival
1 NovWedCoronation of His Majesty the King
4 NovSatDescending Day of Lord Buddha
11 NovSatBirth Anniversary of Fourth Druk Gyalpo
17 DecSunNational Day
The dates in this table are an estimate. We will update this page once the official public holiday dates for 2023 are released.

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