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Bhutan : 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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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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Monday August 1, 2022First Sermon of Lord BuddhaBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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Sunday August 7, 2022Anniversary of Guru RinpocheBuddhism (Theravada)
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Friday September 23, 2022Blessed Rainy DaySecular holiday
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Wednesday October 5, 2022DashainHinduism
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Tuesday November 1, 2022Coronation DaySecular holiday
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Friday November 11, 2022H.M. the King's BirthdaySecular holiday
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Tuesday November 15, 2022Buddha's Coming Down from HeavenBuddhism (Theravada)
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Saturday December 17, 2022National DayNational Day
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Sunday December 25, 2022Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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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
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Summer holiday (end)

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Thursday July 28, 2022
School holidays :

First Sermon of Lord Buddha

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Monday August 1, 2022
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.

Anniversary of Guru Rinpoche

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Sunday August 7, 2022
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.

Blessed Rainy Day

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Friday September 23, 2022
Secular holiday : Natural water sources are blessed. Bathing in the morning is a good omen. Beginning of the harvesting season.

Dashain

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Wednesday October 5, 2022
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)

Coronation Day

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Tuesday November 1, 2022
Secular holiday : The fifth King Jigme Singye Wangchuck was crowned on Nov. 6, 2008.

H.M. the King's Birthday

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Friday November 11, 2022
Secular holiday : Celebrates the birthday of Jigme Singye Wangchuck, who became king in 1972

Buddha's Coming Down from Heaven

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Tuesday November 15, 2022
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.

National Day

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Saturday December 17, 2022
Secular holiday : Celebrates the installation of the first hereditary King of Bhutan in 1907

Winter holiday (beginning)

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Sunday December 25, 2022
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