King’s Birthday Date: November 11
King’s Birthday is a public holiday in Bhutan.
The Kingdom of Bhutan is somewhat unique in that its people function on the premise of Gross National Happiness (GNH). GNH encourages material and spiritual development to complement and reinforce each other. Bhutan’s national holidays are no exception to the principles of GNH, and this certainly includes the birthdays of the Kings of Bhutan past and present.
History of Bhutan King’s Day
There have been five kings in Bhutan since 1907, and there is a birthday celebration for most of them. November 11 marks the birthday of the fourth King of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuck.