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Bhutan (Southern) - bank and public holidays of the world - 1970-2070

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Full calendar of public and bank holidays of the world (and banks closures), from 1970 until 2070 for Bhutan (Southern)



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winter holiday (end)Wednesday February 1, 2017School holidays 
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Buddhist New Year - Losar*Thursday February 16, 2017Secular holiday 
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Buddhist New Year - Losar*Friday February 17, 2017Secular holiday 
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King's Anniversary*Tuesday February 21, 2017Secular holiday 
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King's Anniversary*Wednesday February 22, 2017Secular holiday 
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King's Anniversary*Thursday February 23, 2017Secular holiday 
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Public holiday*Thursday April 20, 2017Secular holiday 
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Shabdrung Kuchoe*Tuesday April 25, 2017Secular holiday 
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The Third King's Anniversary*Tuesday May 2, 2017Secular holiday 
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Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha**Monday May 29, 2017Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Anniversary of Guru Rinpoche*Friday June 23, 2017Buddhism (Vajrayana) 
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summer holiday (beginning)Saturday July 1, 2017School holidays 
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First Sermon of Lord Buddha*Sunday July 16, 2017Buddhism (Vajrayana) 
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summer holiday (end)Monday July 31, 2017School holidays 
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Winter holiday (end) -
Friday February 1, 2019

School holidays :


Buddhist New Year - Losar -
Friday February 16, 2018

Secular holiday : The new year is called Losar, and is celebrated according to the highly complicated Bhutanese calendar.


Buddhist New Year - Losar -
Saturday February 17, 2018

Secular holiday : The new year is called Losar, and is celebrated according to the highly complicated Bhutanese calendar.


King's Anniversary -
Thursday February 21, 2019

Secular holiday : Current king is known as Druk Gyalpo (the Dragon King)


King's Anniversary -
Friday February 22, 2019

Secular holiday : Current king is known as Druk Gyalpo (the Dragon King)


King's Anniversary -
Saturday February 23, 2019

Secular holiday : Current king is known as Druk Gyalpo (the Dragon King)


Public holiday -
Friday April 20, 2018

Secular holiday : Election day


Shabdrung Kuchoe -
Wednesday April 25, 2018

Secular holiday : The Shabdrung (also Zhabdrung) is the most important tulku lineage in Bhutan, equivalent in many ways to the Dalai Lama lineage of Tibet. The lineage traces through the founder of the country, Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal (b. 1594 -d 1651), a high Drukpa Kagyu lama who was the first to unify the warring valley kingdoms under a single rule. In Bhutan the Shabdrung is revered as the third most important personality behind Guru Rimpoche and the Buddha. http://experts.about.com/e/s/sh/Shabdrung.htm


The Third King's Anniversary -
Thursday May 2, 2019

Secular holiday : Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (1929 - 1972) was the third king of Bhutan. He ended his country's isolation, introduced modernity, and took the first steps toward democratization. Upon succeeding his father, Jigme Wangchuck, on October 27, 1952, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck put an end to feudalism in the country and released all of the remaining serfs. He encouraged certain modern inventions to assist the local peasantry and introduced wheeled vehicles, where previously the transportation of crops and people was done manually. http://pedia.nodeworks.com/J/JI/JIG/Jigme_Dorji_Wangchuk


Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha -
Tuesday May 29, 2018

Buddhism (Theravada) : Magha Puja or Sangha celebration. This day falls on the full moon of the third month. It commemorates the main event in Buddha's life, after His first retreated from the rain (Vassa). The anniversary of Buddah's birthday in the Mahayana tradition; the commemoration of Buddah's birth, enlightenment, and death, celebrated on the day of the full moon of the 6th month in the Theravada tradition. In some countries, may only be observed by the Hinduist community. In India, only celebrated in Andaman & Nicobar Island, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharastra, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh. In Thailand, falls on the same day as Vesak


Anniversary of Guru Rinpoche -
Saturday June 23, 2018

Buddhism (Vajrayana) : Padmasambhava (in Sanskrit meaning lotus-born ) founded the Tibetan or Tantric school of Buddhism in the 8th century. In Bhutan and Tibet he is better known as Guru Rinpoche ( Precious Master ) where followers of the Nyingma school regard him as the second Buddha. http://www.arikah.net/encyclopedia/Guru_Rinpoche


Summer holiday (beginning) -
Sunday July 1, 2018

School holidays :


First Sermon of Lord Buddha -
Monday July 16, 2018

Buddhism (Vajrayana) : Marks the first sermon Buddha gave to his five disciples, introducing the middle way, the noble eight-fold path and the Four Noble Truths. It is celebrated with candlelight processions.


Summer holiday (end) -
Tuesday July 31, 2018

School holidays :