Blessed Rainy Day in Bhutan
Blessed Rainy Day in Bhutan is held on September 23. A holiday marks the end of the monsoon season in the country. On this day, all natural water resources in the state are considered sanctified. This event in the third decade of the month September is annual. Help us
On the eve of Blessed Rainy Day, people will fill buckets of water and leave them out overnight to make sure the water gets sanctified at the right time. Then it is a tradition for everyone to take a bath with the blessed water to eliminate diseases, bad karma, bad luck, and other negative influences.
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 citizens are encouraged to take an outdoor bath to be cleansed of "bad deeds, obstructions and defilements" and accumulated bad karma.
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Thimphu Drubchen in Bhutan on September 9 (is precedes the popular three-day Thimphu Tshechu festival. The Drubchen showcases the sacred dances dedicated to the protecting deity of Bhutan);
Thimphu Tshechu in Bhutan on September 24 (starts on the 10th day of the 8th lunar month. The three-day religious event plays an important role in the lives of Bhutanese people as it is an opportunity for the Buddhist followers to immerse and cleanse themselves of the bad Karma and to remind them of what to make of their lives);
Dashain on October 21 (is celebrated by the Buddhist, Hindus and Kirats of Nepal and the ethnic Nepali speaking Indian Gorkhas of Darjeeling hills, Sikkim, Dehradun, Kumaun & Gadwal and other North-Eastern states of India and among the Lhotshampa of Bhutan and the Burmese Gurkhas of Myanmar);
Coronation of the fifth Druk Gyalpo in Bhutan on November 1 (འཇིགས་མེད་གེ་སར་རྣམ་རྒྱལ་དབང་ཕྱུག་ - King Jigme Khesar Namgyel's);
Lhabab Duchen or Descending Day of Lord Buddha on November 4 (Celebrate on the twenty second day of the ninth month of the Buddhist calendar);
Birthday of King Jigme Singye Wangchuck in Bhutan on November 11 (also Consitution Day);
National Day in Bhutan on December 17 (celebrates its National Day on 17 December, in commemoration of the day in 1907 when Gongsar Wangchuk was crowned the first king over a united Bhutan)