2nd May: Birth Anniversary of Third King- Bhutan National Holiday

3rdKingKRG2nd May is a National Holiday every year in the Kingdom of Bhutan to observe the Birth Anniversary of the Third Druk Gyalpo of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. Druk Gyalpo Jigme Dorji Wangchuck is known as the Father of Modern Bhutan opening Bhutan to the outside world and beginning modernisation of the Kingdom.

It is also celebrated as Teachers’ Day in Bhutan because it was the Third Druk Gyalpo who also established a modern educational system in the country.

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