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2018 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Oct
  • 15
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  • Bhutanese 2019-2020 Public Holidays Announced

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has released its annual official list of national and regional non-working public holidays in Bhutan for the upcoming calendar year 2019, and for 2020 until the Losar Lunar New Year public holiday of Bhutan, comprising the entire Year of the Earth Female Pig.
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  • Oct
  • 12
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  • Bhutan DNT Vows Public Holidays Review

    Kuensel (Thimphu) - In the run-up to the October 18 vote, the president of the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT), Lotay Tshering, has promised to review the list of annual public holidays in Bhutan, as "some of the holidays are not universal occasions".
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  • Apr
  • 30
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  • Bhutanese Public Holiday May 2

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has announced that Wednesday, May 2, 2018, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Bhutan on the occasion of the upcoming annual Birth Anniversary of the Third King of Bhutan non-working public holiday of Bhutan.
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  • Feb
  • 17
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  • Bhutan Public Holiday April 20

    Kuensel (Thimphu) - The Election Commission of Bhutan has announced that Friday, April 20, 2018, the date of Bhutan's upcoming "third National Council (NC) elections", would be declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Bhutan as per paragraph (S) of the ECB/NOTIF-01/2016/193.
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  • Jan
  • 1
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  • Bhutanese Public Holiday January 2

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has announced that Tuesday, January 2, 2018, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Bhutan on the occasion of the upcoming Nyilo (Winter Solstice), annual Bhutanese non-working public holiday.
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2017

  • Nov
  • 7
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  • Bhutanese Public Holiday November 10

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has announced that Friday, November 10, 2017, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Bhutan on the occasion of the upcoming Lhabab Duechen (Descending Day of Lord Buddha), annual Bhutanese non-working public holiday.
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  • Nov
  • 5
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  • Bhutanese 2018-2019 Public Holidays Announced

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has released its annual official list of national and regional non-working public holidays in Bhutan for the upcoming calendar year 2018, and for 2019 until the Losar Lunar New Year public holiday of Bhutan, comprising the end of the present Year of the Fire Female Bird and most of the upcoming Year of the Earth Male Dog.
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  • Oct
  • 31
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  • Bhutanese Coronation Day Public Holiday November 1st

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has announced that Wednesday, November 1, 2017, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Bhutan on the occasion of the upcoming "9th Anniversary of the Coronation of His Majesty The King, Druk Gyalpo Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck".
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  • Sep
  • 24
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  • Bhutanese Public Holiday September 26

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has announced Tuesday, September 26, 2017, as the date of the upcoming non-working public holiday in Bhutan and in its capital, Thimphu, for the annual Bhutanese public holiday of Thimphu Drubchen.
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  • Sep
  • 21
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  • Bhutanese 2017 Thrue Bab Public Holiday

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has announced and confirmed that Saturday, September 23, 2017, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Bhutan on the occasion of the upcoming 2017 Blessed Rainy Day or Thrue-Bab annual Bhutanese public holiday.
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  • Jul
  • 23
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  • Bhutanese Public Holiday July 27

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has announced that Thursday, July 27, 2017, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Bhutan on the occasion of the upcoming annual Bhutanese non-working public holiday for the Drukpa Tshe Zhi (First Sermon of Lord Buddha).
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  • Jun
  • 28
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  • Bhutanese Public Holiday July 3

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has announced that Monday, July 3, 2017, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Bhutan on the occasion of the upcoming annual Bhutanese non-working public holiday for the Birth Anniversary of Guru Rinpoche, also known as Guru Padmasambhava, who is believed to have brought Buddhism to Bhutan.
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  • May
  • 3
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  • Bhutanese Public Holiday May 5

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has announced that Friday, May 5, 2017, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Bhutan on the occasion of the upcoming Zhabdrung Kuchoe (Death Anniversary of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, the Unifier of Bhutan), annual Bhutanese non-working public holiday.
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  • Apr
  • 30
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  • Bhutanese Public Holidays May 2 and 5

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has announced that Tuesday, May 2, 2017, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Bhutan on the occasion of the upcoming annual Birth Anniversary of the Third King of Bhutan non-working public holiday, and that Friday, May 5, 2017, would likewise be a non-working public holiday throughout Bhutan on the occasion of the upcoming annual Zhabdrung Kuchoe public holiday of Bhutan.
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  • Mar
  • 11
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  • Bhutanese Public Holiday March 11

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - Bhutan's Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs have declared today, Saturday, March 11, 2017, a government non-working public holiday in Bhutan, due to the "first" snowfall of the winter.
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  • Jan
  • 3
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  • Bhutanese January 5 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has announced that Thursday, January 5, 2017, would not be a non-working public holiday throughout Bhutan on the occasion of the upcoming Ngyenpa Guzom (Meeting of the Nine Evils) former Bhutanese non-working public holiday.
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2016

  • Dec
  • 12
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  • Bhutanese Public Holiday December 17

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has announced that Saturday, December 17, 2016, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Bhutan on the occasion of the upcoming annual National Day Bhutanese non-working public holiday, marking the anniversary of the coronation of the First King of Bhutan, Druk Gyalpo Ugyen Wangchuck, on December 17, 1907.
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  • Oct
  • 28
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  • Bhutanese 2017 Public Holidays Announced

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has released its annual official list of national and regional non-working public holidays in Bhutan for the upcoming calendar year 2017, and for 2018 until the Losar Lunar New Year public holiday of Bhutan, comprising the end of the present Year of the Fire Male Monkey and most of the upcoming Year of the Fire Female Bird.
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  • Oct
  • 14
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  • Bhutanese October 2016 Public Holidays Extended

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan, on direct instructions from King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, has also declared Friday, October 14, 2016, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Bhutan to mourn Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
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  • Oct
  • 6
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  • Bhutanese October 2016 Public Holidays

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has announced the dates of the upcoming non-working public holidays in Bhutan and in its capital, Thimphu, for the month of October 2016, due to the annual Bhutanese public holidays for Thimphu Drubchen, Thimphu Tshechu and Dassain.
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  • Sep
  • 21
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  • Bhutanese Public Holiday September 23

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has announced and confirmed that Friday, September 23, 2016, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Bhutan on the occasion of the upcoming Blessed Rainy Day or Thrue-Bab annual Bhutanese public holiday.
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  • Sep
  • 16
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  • Bhutanese Thruebab Public Holiday Moved

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - Due to numerous local calendars showing the 2016 Thruebab (Blessed Rainy Day) annual non-working public holiday of Bhutan on the wrong date, the Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs of the Government of Bhutan has confirmed that the date of the upcoming Thruebab (Blessed Rainy Day) annual non-working public holiday of Bhutan will be on the 22nd Day of the 7th Month of Fire Male Monkey Year of the Bhutanese Calendar.
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  • Aug
  • 10
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  • Bhutan Public Holiday September 27

    Kuensel (Thimphu) - The Election Commission of Bhutan has announced that Tuesday, September 27, 2016, the date of Bhutan's upcoming "Local Government Elections 2016", would be declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Bhutan as per paragraph (S) of the ECB/NOTIF-01/2016/193.
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  • Jun
  • 12
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  • Bhutanese Public Holiday June 15

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has announced that Wednesday, June 15, 2016, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Bhutan on the occasion of the upcoming annual Bhutanese non-working public holiday for the Birth Anniversary of Guru Rinpoche, also known as Guru Padmasambhava, who is believed to have brought Buddhism to Bhutan.
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  • Feb
  • 6
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  • Bhutanese Public Holiday February 8

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - Late last night, Bhutan's Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, announced via a news release from the Royal Office of Media, that Monday, February 8, 2016, had been declared a one-off nationwide non-working public holiday in Bhutan, to celebrate the birth, earlier that day, of a royal heir to His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Her Majesty Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema.
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  • Jan
  • 20
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  • Bhutanese 2016 First Snow Public Holiday

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - Earlier this morning, local time, Bhutan's Home Ministry has declared today, Wednesday, January 20, 2016, a government non-working public holiday in Bhutan, due to the "first snowfall of the winter" traditional non-working public holiday in Bhutan.
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2015

  • Nov
  • 2
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  • Bhutanese Public Holiday November 3

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has announced that Tuesday, November 3, 2015, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Bhutan on the occasion of the upcoming Lhabab Duechen (Descending Day of Lord Buddha), annual Bhutanese non-working public holiday.
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  • Oct
  • 1
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  • Bhutanese 2016 Public Holidays Announced

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has released its annual official list of national and regional non-working public holidays in Bhutan for the upcoming calendar year 2016, comprising the end of the present Year of the Wood Female Sheep and most of the upcoming Year of the Fire Male Monkey.
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  • Apr
  • 24
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  • Bhutanese Public Holiday April 28

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has announced that Tuesday, April 28, 2015, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Bhutan on the occasion of the upcoming Zhabdrung Kuchoe (Death Anniversary of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, the Unifier of Bhutan), annual Bhutanese non-working public holiday.
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2014

  • Oct
  • 24
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  • Bhutanese 2015 Public Holidays Announced

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has released its annual official list of national and regional non-working public holidays in Bhutan for the upcoming calendar year 2015, comprising the end of the Year of the Wood Male Horse and most of the Year of the Wood Female Sheep.
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  • Apr
  • 30
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  • Bhutanese Public Holiday May 2nd

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has announced that Friday, May 2nd, 2014, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Bhutan on the occasion of the upcoming Birth Anniversary of the late Third King, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, annual Bhutanese public holiday.
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  • Mar
  • 5
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  • Bhutanese Public Holiday March 5

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - Bhutan's Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs have declared today, Wednesday, March 5, 2015, a government non-working public holiday in Bhutan, due to the "first" snowfall of the winter.
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  • Jan
  • 30
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  • Bhutan Moves GNH Public Holiday

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - The National Assembly of Bhutan has approved a proposal by Bhutan's Home Minister, Damchoe Dorji, to move the newly-declared March 20 non-working public holiday throughout Bhutan in observance of the United Nations' International Day of Happiness, to November 11, the date of the Anniversary of the 4th Druk Gyalpo.
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2013

  • Nov
  • 15
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  • Bhutanese 2014 Public Holidays Announced

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has released the official list of national and regional non-working public holidays in Bhutan for the calendar year 2014.
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  • Sep
  • 16
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  • Bhutanese Public Holiday September 21

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has announced that Saturday, September 21, 2013, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Bhutan on the occasion of the upcoming Blessed Rainy Day or Thrue-Bab restored annual Bhutanese public holiday.
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  • Sep
  • 4
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  • Bhutanese Public Holiday September 10

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has announced that Tuesday, September 10, 2013, would be a non-working public holiday in Thimphu on the occasion of the upcoming Thimphu Drubchen (Thimphu Dromchey) annual public holiday of Bhutan's capital city.
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  • Jul
  • 8
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  • Bhutanese Public Holiday July 13

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - The Chief Election Commissioner of Bhutan, Kunzang Wangdi, has issued a communiqué announcing that Saturday, July 13, 2013, the date of the upcoming second round of the National Assembly Elections, had been declared as one-off additional non-working public holiday throughout Bhutan.
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  • Jul
  • 5
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  • Bhutanese Public Holiday July 12

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has announced that Friday, July 12, 2013, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Bhutan on the occasion of the upcoming Anniversary of the First Sermon of Lord Buddha annual Bhutanese public holiday.
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  • May
  • 28
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  • Bhutanese Public Holiday May 31

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - The Election Commission of Bhutan has issued a communiqué announcing that Friday, May 31, 2013, the date of the upcoming National Assembly Elections, had been declared as another one-off additional non-working public holiday throughout Bhutan.
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  • Apr
  • 16
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  • Bhutanese Public Holiday April 23

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - The Election Commission of Bhutan has issued a communiqué reminding the general public that Tuesday, April 23, 2013, is the date of the upcoming National Council Elections 2013, and as such had been declared a one-off additional non-working public holiday in Bhutan.
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  • Apr
  • 1
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  • Bhutanese 2014 Regional Public Holidays

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has released the official list of regional non-working public holidays in Bhutan for the calendar year 2014.
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  • Mar
  • 15
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  • Bhutanese Public Holiday March 20

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has announced that Wednesday, March 20, 2013, would be a non-working public holiday throughout Bhutan on the occasion of the first occurrence of the United Nations' International Day of Happiness.
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  • Jan
  • 20
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  • Bhutanese Public Holiday Tomorrow

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - Bhutan's Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs have declared Monday, January 21, 2013, a government non-working public holiday in Bhutan's capital, Thimphu, due yesterday's first Thimphu snowfall of the winter.
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2012

  • Oct
  • 12
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  • Bhutanese 2013 Public Holidays Announced

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has released the official list of national and regional non-working public holidays in Bhutan for the calendar year 2013.
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  • Jul
  • 6
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  • Bhutan March 20 Public Holiday Considered

    Kuensel (Thimphu) - Bhutan's National Assembly has proposed declaring March 20, the date of the United Nation's International Day of Happiness, as a new annual non-working public holiday, Gross National Happiness Day.
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  • Jun
  • 24
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  • Bhutan Public Holiday Tomorrow

    Kuensel (Thimphu) - The Home Ministry of Bhutan has announced that tomorrow, Monday, June 25, 2012, would be a one-off non-working day throughout Bhutan to observe a national day of tragedy, following the fire that razed Wangdue Phodrang dzong earlier this afternoon.
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  • Feb
  • 20
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  • Bhutanese Public Holiday February 24

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has announced that Friday, February 24, 2012, had been declared a one-off non-working public holiday throughout Bhutan.
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  • Jan
  • 4
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  • Bhutanese 2012 Public Holidays Announced

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has released its official list of national and regional non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2012.
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2011

  • Nov
  • 9
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  • Bhutan Public Holiday December 26

    Kuensel (Thimphu) - The Election Commission of Bhutan has announced that a non-working public holiday would be declared on Monday, December 26, 2011, on account of the upcoming local government elections.
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  • Sep
  • 20
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  • Bhutan 3-day Public Holidays For Royal Wedding

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - The Royal Bhutan Government has declared a 3-day period of public holidays to coincide with next month's wedding of Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar and Jetsun Puma.
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2010

  • Dec
  • 25
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  • Bhutan Declares January 21 Public holiday

    The Bhutan Observer (Thimphu) - Bhutan's Chief Election Commissioner, Dasho Kunzang Wangdi, has announced that the long-delayed local government (LG) elections, and the public holiday associated with them, would be on Friday, January 21, 2011.
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  • Nov
  • 5
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  • Bhutanese 2011 Public Holidays Announced

    Bhutan Broadcasting System (Thimphu) - The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has released its official list of public holidays for the year 2011.
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  • Mar
  • 30
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  • Bhutan SAARC Public Holidays Update

    Kuensel (Thimphu) - The police chief of Bhutan's capital, Thimphu, brigadier Kipchu Namgyal, has said that discussions were going on within the government to declare a school holiday during days of the upcoming SAARC summit.
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  • Jan
  • 21
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  • Bhutan Elections Postponed To After August

    The Bhutan Observer (Thimphu) - Bhutan's Chief Election Commissioner, Dasho Kunzang Wangdi, has announced that the local government (LG) elections, and the public holiday associated with them, would be postponed until the fall of 2010.
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  • Jan
  • 13
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  • Bhutanese 2010 Public Holidays Announced

    Bhutan Broadcasting System (Thimphu) - The Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan has released its official list of public holidays for the year 2010.
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2009

  • Oct
  • 29
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  • Bhutan Confirms Coronation Public Holiday Date Change

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - The Government of Bhutan has finally, officially, confirmed the change of date of the upcoming Coronation Day of Druk Gyalpo public holiday.
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  • Sep
  • 16
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  • Bhutan Restores Thrue Bab Public Holiday

    Kuensel Newspaper (Thimphu) - Bhutan's Home Minister, Lyonpo Minjur Dorji, has announced that Bhutan's Cabinet had approved the home ministry's recommendation to reinstate the Thrue Bab (Blessed Rainy Day) national public holiday.
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  • Aug
  • 30
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  • Bhutan Announces SAARC Dates

    Xinhua (Kathmandu) - The dates of Wednesday and Thursday, April 28-29, 2010, have been confirmed for the 16th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit to be held in the Bhutanese capital, Thimphu.
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  • Jul
  • 29
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  • Bhutan Minister Calls For Nyenpa Guzon Public Holiday

    Bhutan Ministry of Health (Thimphu) - Bhutan's Minister of Health, Lyonpo Zangley Dukpa, has called for a return to an annual public holiday on the Buddhist festival of Nyenpa Guzon.
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  • Jul
  • 20
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  • Bhutan Changes Coronation Anniversary Public Holiday Date

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu) - A circular from Bhutan's Home Ministry has announced that the Coronation Day of Druk Gyalpo Jigme Khesar public holiday will be observed, starting in 2009, on November 1st, rather than November 6, as had been previously announced.
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  • Jun
  • 6
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  • Bhutan To Schedule Local Elections In October

    Kuensel Newspaper (Thimphu) - Bhutan's chief election commissioner, Dasho Kunzang Wangdi, has announced that the local government elections, scheduled for December 2008, but postponed, would be held in early October 2009.
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  • May
  • 21
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  • Bhutan To Host 2010 SAARC Summit

    Kuensel Newspaper (Thimphu) - Bhutan prime minister, Lyonchhoen Jigmi Y Thinley, has announced that Bhutan would host the 2010 SAARC Summit, tentatively scheduled for April 28 and 29, 2010.
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  • Jan
  • 19
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  • Bhutan To Restore Blessed Rainy Day Public Holiday

    Kuensel (Thimphu) - Earlier today, Bhutan's home minister, Lyonpo Minjur Dorji, announced that the holiday of Thrue bab (blessed rainy day) will be restored as a public holiday.
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2008

  • Dec
  • 23
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  • Bhutanese 2009 Public Holidays Announced

    Government of Bhutan (Thimpu) - The Government of Bhutan has released its official list of public holidays for the year 2009.
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  • Nov
  • 4
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  • Bhutan Officially Confirms Week-Long Coronation Public Holidays

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimpu) - The government of Bhutan has finally confirmed that the period from Thursday, November 6, to Wednesday, November 12, 2008, will be public holidays on the occasion of the coronation of the Fifth Druk Gyalpo and Centenary Celebrations.
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  • Aug
  • 22
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  • Bhutan Coronation And Centenary Holidays Likely To Last 7 Days

    The Bhutan Times (Thimpu) - According to a draft document released by the National Steering Committee for the Coronation and Centenary Celebrations (NSCCC), the 3-day coronation public holiday, announced on August 4, will be extended by 2 additional days (November 10 and 12, 2008).
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  • Aug
  • 4
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  • Bhutan Announces Dates Of Upcoming Coronation Public Holiday

    Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimpu) - The coronation ceremony of His Majesty the King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck will be held at the Tashichhodzong on the 8th Day of the 9th Bhutanese month of the Earth Male Rat year corresponding to November 6, 2008.
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  • Jul
  • 16
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  • Bhutan Declares July 18 Constitution Signing Public Holiday

    Kuensel (Thimpu) - According to a press release from the cabinet secretariat, the government of Bhutan has declared Friday, July 18, 2008, as a one-off public holiday, to mark the historic signing of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan, at 9:30am, at the Kuenrey of the Trashichhodzong.
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  • Jan
  • 19
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  • Bhutan Declares March 24 General Elections Public Holiday

    Kuensel (Thimpu) - The date for Bhutan's upcoming General Elections has been set for Monday, March 24, 2008.
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2007

  • Dec
  • 26
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  • Bhutan Confirms Extent Of Upcoming Election Public Holidays

    Kuensel (Thimpu) - Bhutan's Electoral Commission has confirmed that the date of the upcoming polling day for the National Council election, December 31, would be a public holiday throughout Bhutan, except for the Thimphu, Haa, Gasa, Lhuentse and Trashiyangtse dzongkhags, where the election has been postponed.
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  • Oct
  • 24
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  • Bhutan Public Holiday On Date Of Upcoming National Council Elections

    Election Commission of Bhutan (Thimpu) - The Election Commission of Bhutan has confirmed that Monday, December 31, 2007, would be a one-off public holiday, to facilitate participation in that day's National Council Elections.
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  • Sep
  • 1
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  • Bhutan Codifies Public Holidays On Election Days

    Bhutan Draft Election Bill (Thimpu) - The recently released draft to the Bhutan Election Bill would enshrine into law the principle of declaring public holidays on the date of any future election to Parliament or Local Government (Chapter 17, Article 327).
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  • Jul
  • 3
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  • Bhutan Election Public Holidays In February and March 2008

    Reuters India (Thimpu) - Bhutan will hold its first ever general elections in February and March 2008, which means that Bhutan will soon be declaring 2 one-off public holidays, one in February 2008 and one in March 2008.
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  • May
  • 27
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  • Bhutan Declares Polling Day Public Holiday

    Kuensel (Thimpu) - Monday, May 28, 2007, polling day, will be a national holiday with all government, corporate and private establishments closed for the day for the primary round of mock elections.
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  • May
  • 2
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  • Bhutan Election Day To Be A Public Holiday

    Kuensel (Thimpu) - The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB), announced today that it would conduct next year's parliamentary elections, the first ever in Bhutan, on a weekday and that the day would be declared as a public holiday "so that more people can come and vote".
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  • Jan
  • 3
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  • Bhutan Revises Public Holidays List

    Bhutan Broadcasting Service (Thimpu) - The Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs has announced important changes in the list of public holidays in Bhutan, effective immediately.
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2006

  • Dec
  • 17
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  • Bhutan Transition Likely To Affect Public Holidays List

    Indian Muslims (Guwahati) - Former king Jigme Singye Wangchuck in a hush-hush royal decree handed over the reins of Bhutan to his eldest son Jigme Khesar who assumed office Thursday as the fifth ruler in the Wangchuck dynasty that came to power in December 1907.
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2003

  • Oct
  • 30
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  • Bhutan Declares November 3 Public Holiday In Thimphu

    Kuensel Online (Thimpu) - The government of Bhutan has declared Monday, November 3, 2003, a one-off public holiday in Bhutan's capital, Thimphu, for all schools, government offices, and institutions, on the occasion of the first Dechenphu Lhakhang Tshechu.
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See also: Bhutan bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Background Information (Bhutan)