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Bhutan (Eastern) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

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    Sunday june 16, 2024Anniversary of Guru RinpocheBuddhism (Theravada)
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    Friday july 5, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday july 10, 2024First Sermon of Lord BuddhaBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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    Thursday august 1, 2024Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday september 23, 2024Blessed Rainy DaySecular holiday
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    Saturday october 12, 2024DashainHinduism
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    Friday november 1, 2024Coronation DaySecular holiday
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    Monday november 11, 2024H.M. the King's BirthdaySecular holiday
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    Friday november 22, 2024Buddha's Coming Down from HeavenBuddhism (Theravada)
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    Monday december 16, 2024Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Tuesday december 17, 2024National DayNational Day
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    Anniversary of Guru Rinpoche

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    Sunday june 16, 2024
    Buddhism (Theravada) : 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.

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday july 5, 2024
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    First Sermon of Lord Buddha

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    Wednesday july 10, 2024
    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)

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    Thursday august 1, 2024
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    Blessed Rainy Day

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    Monday september 23, 2024
    Secular holiday : Natural water sources are blessed. Bathing in the morning is a good omen. Beginning of the harvesting season.

    Dashain

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    Saturday october 12, 2024
    Hinduism : The victory of Durga on evil forces, the destruction of Vasanas (subjectivity, selfishness, desires...) and the achievement of the deepest Self. Dominance of Saraswati (pure science) over Lakshmi (applied science)

    Coronation Day

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    Friday november 1, 2024
    Secular holiday : The fifth King Jigme Singye Wangchuck was crowned on Nov. 6, 2008.

    H.M. the King's Birthday

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    Monday november 11, 2024
    Secular holiday : Celebrates the birthday of Jigme Singye Wangchuck, who became king in 1972

    Buddha's Coming Down from Heaven

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    Friday november 22, 2024
    Buddhism (Theravada) : Celebration of his return to earth from heaven. Lord Buddha was born in Lumbini, Nepal, and his mother expired after seven days. At the age of 41, he ascended to heaven to preach to his mother. Nuns and monks and king Zug Chen Nyingpo were worried because they did not know where hewas. His disciple, the clairvoyant Sharibu, had a vision of the lord to be in heaven. Another disciple of Lord Buddha, Mao gyel ge bu, who was known to possess miraculous powers, ascended to heaven and requested Buddha to return to earth. He agreed to descend.

    Winter holiday (beginning)

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    Monday december 16, 2024
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    National Day

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    Tuesday december 17, 2024
    Secular holiday : Celebrates the installation of the first hereditary King of Bhutan in 1907