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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.
The aforementioned declaration of Monday, July 3, 2017, as a non-working public holiday throughout Bhutan, is in line with the official list of national and regional non-working public holidays in Bhutan for the calendar year 2017, released last fall (2016-10-28) by the Royal Civil Service Commission of the Government of Bhutan.
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