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  • Thimphu Holiday- 26 September 2017- Thimphu Drubchen

    26 September 2017 is Thimphu Drubchen while the Thimphu Tshechu is from 30 September to 2 October 2017
    26 September 2017 is Thimphu Drubchen while the Thimphu Tshechu is from 30 September to 2 October 2017

    26 September 2017 is a holiday for Thimphu as the capital city will be celebrating the one day festival known as the Thimphu Drubchen which is also commonly known as Thimphu Dromchoe . The day long festival dates back to the 17th century. It was first introduced by Kuenga Gyeltshen in 1710, who was recognized as the reincarnation of Jampel Dorji, son of Zhabdrung Nawang Namgyel. The dromchoe is celebrated 3 days prior to the Thimphu Tshechu.

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  • Thrue Bab- 23rd September 2017- National Holiday

    Blessed_Rainy_Day-2017Tomorrow, Saturday 23 September 2017, all Government Offices that usually open on Saturdays too, and schools will be closed to observe Blessed Rainy Day.

    Blessed Rainy Day is the holiday marking the end of the monsoon season in Bhutan. On this day all natural water resources in the country are considered to be sanctifying and an outdoor bath will cleanse all of bad deeds, obstructions, defilements and accumulated bad karma. Families traditionally gather for a meal of thup at breakfast time. The holiday also marks the end of the farming season and the beginning of the harvest season.

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  • Request for Expression of Interest

    The Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture & Forests would like to  invite EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) from certified consultancy Firms for the following activity :-

    “Developing an Agro-met Decision Support System for Farm Advisory” Consultancy firms will be screened and eligible ones will be requested to submit the proposal for the consultancy service.

    For further information, the interested firms may call at (+975)-2-322228 from 09:00 to 17:00 hours. Expression of Interest must be delivered to the Department of Agriculture on or before October 9, 2017.

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