The Third King's Anniversary
Tuesday may 2, 2023
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
Anniversary of Guru Rinpoche
Wednesday june 28, 2023
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)
Saturday july 8, 2023
School holidays :
First Sermon of Lord Buddha
Friday july 21, 2023
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)
Thursday july 27, 2023
School holidays :
Blessed Rainy Day
Sunday september 24, 2023
Secular holiday : Natural water sources are blessed. Bathing in the morning is a good omen. Beginning of the harvesting season.
Tuesday october 24, 2023
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)
Wednesday november 1, 2023
Secular holiday : The fifth King Jigme Singye Wangchuck was crowned on Nov. 6, 2008.
Buddha's Coming Down from Heaven
Saturday november 4, 2023
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.
H.M. the King's Birthday
Saturday november 11, 2023
Secular holiday : Celebrates the birthday of Jigme Singye Wangchuck, who became king in 1972