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Holidays & Special Events,

17th December, the date of establishment of the monarchy in 1907, is celebrated as National Day. Other important holidays are the King s birthday on 11th November and Coronation Day on 02nd June.  Losar , New Year of the country normally falls between mid January to mid March. Festivals are scheduled according to Bhutanese calendar.

List of Dzongs, Monasteries, Festivals, open for visitors

Not all religious institutions are open for visitors but still they get good insight into Kingdom s unique cultural heritage. The closure of religious establishments is to ensure that monastic life can continue unhindered and works of art can be protected and sanctity of such places can be preserved.

Western Bhutan

Paro : Ta Dzong (National Museum), Drukgyel Dzong, Bitekha Dzong, Taktsang Monastery from the view point, Paro Tsechu

Thimphu : Trashichhodzong, Memorial Chorten, Changlimethang Lhakhang and Jigmeling Lhakhang, Thimphu Tsechu

Punakha : Punakha Dzong (open in summer months when monks are in Thimphu), Punakha Dromche

Wangduephodrang : Wangduephodrang Tsechu

Central Bhutan

Bumthang : Jakar Dzong, Member Tsho, Peling Sermon Chorten, Ura new Lhakhang, Kurje Tsechu, Nemalung Tsechu, Tamshing Phala Choepa, Tangbi Mani, Jambey Lhakhang Drup, Prakar Tsechu

Trongsa : Chendbji Chorten, Ta Dzong, Trongsa Tsechu

Eastern Bhutan

Mongar : Mongar Dzong, Mongar Tsechu

Trashigang : Trashigang Tsechu, Zangtho Pelri, Kanglung Lhakhang, Khaling Lhakhang, Radhi Lhakhang, Trashiyangtse Dzong

Samdrup Jongkhar : Zangtho Pelri Lhakhang

Phuentsholing : Kharbandi Goemba, Kamji Monastery, Zangtho Pelri Lhakhang