Bhutan celebrates its national holiday December 17th, 2017 – Posted in: Bhutan, Uncategorized

On December 17th, whole Bhutan celebrates its national holiday. It is probably the most important holiday in the small Himalayan kingdom, which has been celebrated it for the last 110 years.

On December 17th 1907, Ugyen Wangchuck was crowned the first Druk Gyalpo of modern Bhutan. Druk Gyalpo, which means Dragon King, is the official title of the monarch in the land of the Thunder Dragon. Ugyen Wangchuk, who previously united the country, introduced the hereditary monarchy after his coronation and thereby founded the Wangchuck dynasty, which continues to this day.

People celebrate this special day extensively. The main event takes place in Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. It is held in Changlimithang, the country’s largest stadium, with dances, singings, honours and other performances. Here the reigning king speaks to its people who crowded the stadium. The entire event will also be broadcast live on television.

We, the Bhutan House Team, wish the people of Bhutan all the best and accompany them in our thoughts.