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Bhutan (Southern) : 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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Saturday January 1, 2022School holidaysSchool holidays
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Saturday January 1, 2022Winter Solstice (Nyinlog)Secular holiday
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Wednesday February 2, 2022Day of OfferingsSecular holiday
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Monday February 21, 2022King's AnniversarySecular holiday
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Tuesday February 22, 2022King's AnniversarySecular holiday
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Wednesday February 23, 2022King's AnniversarySecular holiday
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Thursday February 24, 2022Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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Thursday March 3, 2022Buddhist New Year - LosarBuddhism (Theravada)
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Friday March 4, 2022Buddhist New Year - LosarBuddhism (Theravada)
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Monday May 2, 2022The Third King's AnniversarySecular holiday
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Wednesday May 11, 2022Shabdrung KuchoeSecular holiday
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Tuesday June 14, 2022Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha BuchaBuddhism (Theravada)
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Wednesday July 6, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Thursday July 28, 2022Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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School holidays

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Saturday January 1, 2022
School holidays : Http://www.education.gov.bt/
Ministry of Education

only 25% of Bhutanese children attend school in 430 schools.
35 schools are being build yearly
Teaching languages: Dzongkha, English

Dates confirmed in Thimphu till till Aug 2022

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Winter Solstice (Nyinlog)

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Saturday January 1, 2022
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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Wednesday February 2, 2022
Secular holiday : Women sing and dance, men play archery, picnics are organized more popular in Eastern Bhutan

King's Anniversary

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Monday February 21, 2022
Secular holiday : Current king is known as Druk Gyalpo (the Dragon King)

King's Anniversary

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Tuesday February 22, 2022
Secular holiday : Current king is known as Druk Gyalpo (the Dragon King)

King's Anniversary

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Wednesday February 23, 2022
Secular holiday : Current king is known as Druk Gyalpo (the Dragon King)

Winter holiday (end)

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Thursday February 24, 2022
School holidays :

Buddhist New Year - Losar

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Thursday March 3, 2022
Buddhism (Theravada) : The new year is called Losar, and is celebrated according to the highly complicated Bhutanese calendar.

Buddhist New Year - Losar

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Friday March 4, 2022
Buddhism (Theravada) : The new year is called Losar, and is celebrated according to the highly complicated Bhutanese calendar.

The Third King's Anniversary

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Monday May 2, 2022
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

Shabdrung Kuchoe

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Wednesday May 11, 2022
Secular holiday : The Shabdrung (also Zhabdrung) is the most important tulku lineage in Bhutan, equivalent in many ways to the Dalai Lama lineage of Tibet. The lineage traces through the founder of the country, Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal (b. 1594 -d 1651), a high Drukpa Kagyu lama who was the first to unify the warring valley kingdoms under a single rule. In Bhutan the Shabdrung is revered as the third most important personality behind Guru Rimpoche and the Buddha.

Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha

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Tuesday June 14, 2022
Buddhism (Theravada) : Magha Puja or Sangha celebration. This day falls on the full moon of the third month. It commemorates the main event in Buddha's life, after His first retreated from the rain (Vassa). The anniversary of Buddah's birthday in the Mahayana tradition; the commemoration of Buddah's birth, enlightenment, and death, celebrated on the day of the full moon of the 6th month in the Theravada tradition. In some countries, may only be observed by the Hinduist community. In India, only celebrated in Andaman & Nicobar Island, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharastra, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh. In Thailand, falls on the same day as Vesak

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Wednesday July 6, 2022
School holidays :

Summer holiday (end)

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Thursday July 28, 2022
School holidays :