Bhutan Public Holidays

Public holidays are listed here.

Public holiday note

Buddhist festivals are declared according to local astronomical observations and it is not possible to forecast the date of their occurrence exactly.

2022

February
02
Traditional Day of Offering
Start date:
2 February 2022
February
21
Birthday of His Majesty the 5th King
Start date:
21 February 2022
End date:
23 February 2022
March
03
Losar
Start date:
3 March 2022
End date:
5 March 2022

First two days of the Tibetan calendar

May
02
Birthday of the Third Druk Gyalpo
Start date:
2 May 2022
June
14
Lord Buddha's Parinirvana
Start date:
14 June 2022
July
10
Birthday of Guru Rinpoche
Start date:
10 July 2022
August
01
Drukpa Tsheshi (First Sermon of Lord Buddha)
Start date:
1 August 2022
October
05
Thimphu Tshechu
Start date:
5 October 2022

Regional observation only (Thimpu).

November
01
Coronation of the Fifth Druk Gyalpo
Start date:
1 November 2022
November
11
Birthday of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo
Start date:
11 November 2022
December
17
National Day
Start date:
17 December 2022
Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.