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Public Holidays

2007 Holiday Name
Tue, Jan 2 Winter Solstice
Sat, Jan 20 Offering Day
Sun, Feb 18 Losar (Lunar New Year)
Mon, Feb 19 Losar (Lunar New Year)
Wed, Feb 21 Fifth King's Birthday
Thu, Apr 26 Shabrung Kuchoe
Wed, May 2 Third King's Birthday
Mon, May 28 Polling Day
Thu, May 31 Buddha Day
Sat, Jun 2 Coronation Day
Mon, Jun 25 Guru Rinpoche's Birthday
Wed, Jul 18 Buddha's First Sermon
Mon, Sep 17 Thimphu Drubchen
Fri, Sep 21 Thimphu Tshechu
Sat, Sep 22 Thimphu Tshechu
Sun, Sep 23 Blessed Rainy Day
Sun, Sep 23 Thimphu Tshechu
Sun, Oct 21 Dashaim
Thu, Nov 1 Buddha's Descension
Sun, Nov 11 The King's Birthday
Mon, Nov 12  The King's Birthday
Tue, Nov 13 The King's Birthday
Mon, Dec 17 Meeting of Nine Evils
Mon, Dec 17 National Day

List of Religious Observation Days

Punakha Dromche Punakha Feb 21 - 28
Chorten Kora Trashiyangtse March 3 & March 19
Gomkora Trashigang March 26 - 28 March
Chhukha Tshechu Chhukha March 31 - April 2
Paro Tshechu Paro March 29 - April 2
Ura Yakchoe Bumthang April 27 - May 1
Nimalung Tshechu Bumthang June 23 - 25
Kurjey Tshechu Bumthang June 25
Wangdi Tshechu Wangdi Phodrang Sept 20 - 22
Tamshingphala Choepa Bumthang Sept 21 - 23
Thimphu Drupchen  Thimphu Sept 17
Thimphu Tshechu Thimphu Sept 21 - 23
Tangbi Mani Bumthang Sept 25 - 27
Jambay Lhakhang Drup Bumthang Oct 25 - 29
Paker Tshechu Bumthang Oct 26 - 28
Nalakhar Tshechu Bumthang Nov 24 - 26
Mongar Tshechu Mongar Nov 16 - 19
Pema Gatsel Tshechu Pemagatsel  Nov 27 - Nov 30
Trashigang Tshechu Trashigang Nov 17 - 20
Trongsa Tshechu Trongsa Dec 18 - 20
Lhuntse Tshechu Lhuntse Dec 18 - 20

Note:
Thimphu Tshechu is a public holiday in Thimphu only

Solar Holidays: The calculation of moon phases, moonrises, moonsets, equinoxes, solstices, sunrises, and sunsets used to predict solar bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Bhutan are based on the geographical location of Thimphu (latitude 27.5°N, longitude 89.8°E, GMT+5.5 hours, no summer time rules). Note that many countries in South-East Asia are progressively changing the recurrence rule of some of their lunar/solar holidays to rules based on fixed dates of the Western (Gregorian) calendar. Therefore, while the dates predicted above for 2008 and beyond are currently technically correct, the rules of these holidays may change in the next few years.

Lunisolar Holidays: The calculation of moon phases, moonrises, moonsets, sunrises, and sunsets used to predict lunar bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Bhutan are based on the geographical location of Thimphu (latitude 27.5°N, longitude 89.8°E, GMT+5.5 hours, no summer time rules). Note that many countries in South-East Asia are progressively changing the recurrence rule of some of their lunar/solar holidays to rules based on fixed dates of the Western (Gregorian) calendar. Therefore, while the dates predicted above for 2008 and beyond are currently technically correct, the rules of these holidays may change in the next few years.

While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2007 bank holidays, legal  holidays and public holidays for Bhutan, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. Some of the bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Bhutan are based on calendars whose determination is inherently approximate, as described in the footnotes below, which we strongly urge you to read. In addition, in many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by the local authorities and you are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Bhutan, before planning any trip to Bhutan. Finally, the dates on this page were calculated using recurrence rules that were found to match available data on July 27, 2007; they are neither official announcements for the future, nor historical record of the past.

Source: http://www.qppstudio.net/publicholidays2007/bhutan.htm

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