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Bhutan Public Holidays 2026

This page contains a national calendar of all 2026 public holidays for Bhutan. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

2 JanFriWinter Solstice (Nyilo)
19 JanMonTraditional Day of Offering
18 Feb to 19 FebWed to ThuLosar New Year
21 Feb to 23 FebSat to MonBirth Anniversary of His Majesty the King
26 AprSunShabdrung Kuchoe
2 MaySatBirth Anniversary of Third Druk Gyalpo
31 MaySunLord Buddha's Parinirvana
24 JunWedBirth Anniversary of Guru Rinpoche
18 JulSatFirst Sermon of Lord Buddha
17 SepThuThimphu Drupchen Dromchoe *
21 Sep to 23 SepMon to WedThimphu Tshechu *
23 SepWedBlessed Rainy Day
21 OctWedDashain Festival
1 NovSunCoronation of His Majesty the King
1 NovSunDescending Day of Lord Buddha
11 NovWedBirth Anniversary of Fourth Druk Gyalpo
17 DecThuNational Day
The dates in this table are an estimate. We will update this page once the official public holiday dates for 2026 are released.

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