Birth Anniversary Of His Majesty the King in Bhutan in 2021

Birth Anniversary Of His Majesty the King in Bhutan in 2021
Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck has been King of Bhutan since 2006. Image via Royal Family of Bhutan

  How long until Birth Anniversary Of His Majesty the King?
This holiday next takes place in 229 days.
  Dates of Birth Anniversary Of His Majesty the King in Bhutan
2022 Feb 21, Feb 22, Feb 23
BhutanWed, Feb 23National Holiday
BhutanTue, Feb 22National Holiday
BhutanMon, Feb 21National Holiday
2021 Feb 21, Feb 22, Feb 23
BhutanTue, Feb 23National Holiday
BhutanMon, Feb 22National Holiday
BhutanSun, Feb 21National Holiday
2020 Feb 21, Feb 22, Feb 23
BhutanSun, Feb 23National Holiday
BhutanSat, Feb 22National Holiday
BhutanFri, Feb 21National Holiday
2019 Feb 21, Feb 22, Feb 23
BhutanSat, Feb 23National Holiday
BhutanFri, Feb 22National Holiday
BhutanThu, Feb 21National Holiday
2018 Feb 21, Feb 22, Feb 23
BhutanFri, Feb 23National Holiday
BhutanThu, Feb 22National Holiday
BhutanWed, Feb 21National Holiday
  Summary
The current Druk Gyalpo or "Dragon King" of the Kingdom of Bhutan was born on February 21st 1980. He became King on December 9th 2006.

When is the Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the King?

Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the King is a three-day national holiday in Bhutan, observed from February 21st - 23rd each year.

Many of the public holidays in this Himalayan state relate to the monarchy and this holiday celebrates the birthday of the current king.

History of Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the King

Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the current Druk Gyalpo or "Dragon King" of the Kingdom of Bhutan was born on February 21st 1980. 

He is the eldest son of the fourth Dragon King of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuck.

After his father abdicated the throne, he became the fifth Dragon King of the Wangchuck dynasty on December 9th 2006. His public coronation didn't take place until November 2008, as that date was seen as auspicious as it marked 100 years of the monarchy in Bhutan.

In May 2011, the King announced his engagement to Jetsun Pema. They were married in October 2011.

Did you know?

The official crown worn by the Kings of Bhutan is known as the Raven Crown. The Raven is the national bird of Bhutan. At one time it was a capital crime to kill a raven in Bhutan.

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