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Bhutanese Public Holiday February 8

Source: Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimphu)
Posted on Saturday, February 6, 2016


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.

The aforementioned announcement that Monday, February 8, 2016, had been declared a nationwide non-working public holiday in Bhutan, is in addition to the list of 2016 public holidays in Bhutan, as announced last autumn (2015-10-01), by the Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan in its annual official list of national and regional non-working public holidays in Bhutan for the upcoming calendar year 2016, which comprised the end of the soon to end Year of the Wood Female Sheep and most of the upcoming Year of the Fire Male Monkey.

Speaking of the beginning of the Year of the Fire Male Monkey, as the dates for those annual non-working public holidays for 2016 are February 9 and 10, the aforementioned announcement that Monday, February 8, 2016, had been declared a 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, means that Bhutanese will be off for 5 days, starting today, Saturday, February 6, until Wednesday, February 10, 2016, inclusively.


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