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Bhutan (Western) : 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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  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Friday September 30, 2022Thimphu DrupchenBuddhism (Theravada)
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    Sunday January 1, 2023School holidaysSchool holidays
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    Monday January 2, 2023Winter Solstice (Nyinlog)Secular holiday
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    Sunday January 22, 2023Day of OfferingsHinduism
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    Wednesday February 1, 2023Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday February 21, 2023King's AnniversarySecular holiday
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    Tuesday February 21, 2023Buddhist New Year - LosarBuddhism (Theravada)
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    Wednesday February 22, 2023King's AnniversarySecular holiday
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    Wednesday February 22, 2023Buddhist New Year - LosarBuddhism (Theravada)
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    Thursday February 23, 2023King's AnniversarySecular holiday
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    Thimphu Drupchen

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    Friday September 30, 2022
    Buddhism (Theravada) : Lasts 5 days - The Drubchhen was instituted between 1705 and 1709 by Kuenga Gyaltshen, the first reincarnation of Jampel Dorji, the son of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. According to legend, Pelden Lhamo appeared before him and performed the dances while he was in meditation. Based on these dances, Kuenga Gyeltshen initiated the Drubchhen

    School holidays

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    School holidays : Http://www.education.gov.bt/
    Ministry of Education

    https://www.rtc.bt
    Schooling is not compulsory
    only 25% of Bhutanese children attend school in 430 schools.
    35 schools are being build yearly
    Teaching languages: Dzongkha, English

    We carry confirmed dates in Thimphu till Aug 2023

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    Winter Solstice (Nyinlog)

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    Monday January 2, 2023
    Secular holiday : The winter solstice is the moment when the earth is at a point in its orbit where one hemisphere is most inclined away from the Sun. This causes the Sun to appear at its farthest below the celestial equator when viewed from the far hemisphere. Solstice is a Latin borrowing and means sun stand still , referring to the appearance that the Sun's noontime elevation change stops its progress, either northerly or southerly. The day of the winter solstice is the shortest day and the longest night of the year.

    Day of Offerings

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    Sunday January 22, 2023
    Hinduism : Women sing and dance, men play archery, picnics are organized more popular in Eastern Bhutan

    Winter holiday (end)

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    Wednesday February 1, 2023
    School holidays :

    King's Anniversary

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    Tuesday February 21, 2023
    Secular holiday : Current king is known as Druk Gyalpo (the Dragon King)

    Buddhist New Year - Losar

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    Tuesday February 21, 2023
    Buddhism (Theravada) : The new year is called Losar, and is celebrated according to the highly complicated Bhutanese calendar.

    King's Anniversary

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    Wednesday February 22, 2023
    Secular holiday : Current king is known as Druk Gyalpo (the Dragon King)

    Buddhist New Year - Losar

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    Wednesday February 22, 2023
    Buddhism (Theravada) : The new year is called Losar, and is celebrated according to the highly complicated Bhutanese calendar.

    King's Anniversary

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    Thursday February 23, 2023
    Secular holiday : Current king is known as Druk Gyalpo (the Dragon King)