Royal Birthday November 11th, 2017 – Posted in: Bhutan, Uncategorized

November 11th is a very special day in Bhutan. It is the birthday of His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck, IV. King of Bhutan.

He ruled the country from 1972 to 2006 and was the driving force behind the democratisation of the kingdom. Under his leadership, the present constitution was created, which was introduced by his son Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the acting V King. Because of the great merits during his nearly 35-year term and because of his humble nature, Jigme Singye Wangchuck is still deeply revered and loved by his citizens. This is why the country is celebrating the birthday of the now 62-year-old monarch extensively. Streets and buildings are richly decorated and people perform dances and songs for him.

The Bhutan House Team would also like congratulate the IV. King wholeheartedly on his birthday.

 

Image source: Yellow Bhutan