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List of Public Holidays in Bhutan 2017

List of Public Holidays in Bhutan 2017

Here you can see a list of Public holidays in Bhutan 2017.The Employment and Employment Act of 2007 stipulates employment and employment regulations in Bhutan, including entitlement to paid leave and annual leave. The majority of the holidays in Bhutan are based on traditional Asian religious and cultural observations. All employees are entitled to a minimum of nine paid holidays per year, including the birthday of His Majesty the King and the National Day. The payment is made at the regular work charge of an employee. An employer may allow an employee to replace a holiday for another leave.

List of Public Holidays in Bhutan 2017

Public Holidays in Bhutan 2017

2 Jan 2017 Mon Winter Solstice (Nyilo)
28 Jan 2017 Sat Traditional Day of Offerings
21 Feb 2017 Tue Birth Anniversary of Fifth King HM Jigme
Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
22 Feb 2017 Wed Birth Anniversary of Fifth King HM Jigme
Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
23 Feb 2017 Thu Birth Anniversary of Fifth King HM Jigme
Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
27 Feb 2017 Mon Losar (New Year)
Year of the Fire Female Bird
28 Feb 2017 Tue Losar (New Year)
Year of the Fire Female Bird
2 May 2017 Tue Birth Anniversary of Third King HM Jigme
Dorje Wangchuck
5 May 2017 Fri Shabdrung Kuchoe
9 Jun 2017 Fri Lord Buddha’s Parinirvana
3 Jul 2017 Mon Birth Anniversary of Guru Rinpoche
27 Jul 2017 Thu First Sermon of Lord Buddha
23 Sep 2017 Sat Blessed Rainy Day
26 Sep 2017 Tue Thimphu Tshechu
(Thimphu Only)
30 Sep 2017 Sat Dashain (Nepali Festival)
30 Sep 2017 Sat Thimphu Tshechu
(Thimphu Only)
1 Oct 2017 Sun Thimphu Tshechu
(Thimphu Only)
2 Oct 2017 Mon Thimphu Tshechu
(Thimphu Only)
1 Nov 2017 Wed Coronation of Fifth King HM Jigme
Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
10 Nov 2017 Fri Descending Day of Lord Buddha
11 Nov 2017 Sat Birth Anniversary of Fourth King Jigme
Singye Wangchuck / Constitution Day
17 Dec 2017 Sun National Day

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