All government offices and agencies will be closed today to commemorate the Coronation of His Majesty the First King of Bhutan, Druk Gyalpo Ugyen Wangchuck on December 17, 1907. Bhutan’s most significant national holiday is widely celebrated throughout the country.
The Druk Gyalpo is the official title of the head of state of Bhutan, meaning Dragon King in Dzongkha.
Each year, we come together to celebrate the 17th of December as our National Day– an occasion of great significance and importance. The commemoration of this day serves to remind us of the profound sacrifices of our forefathers, who worked tirelessly for the wellbeing of our country and people; it allows us to express our gratitude to those who came before us for handing over a strong, sovereign nation to the future generations; and it is a day on which our generation reaffirms our pledge to shoulder our important responsibility to serve the nation to the best of our abilities.
We are extremely fortunate to be blessed today by the presence of the father of our nation and the King of Prophecy, our beloved Drukgyal Zhipa His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck.
The Family of the Ministry of Samtse Dzongkhag Administration and People of Samtse once again pledge our complete loyalty to the Wangchuck Dynasty and Pray for the Long Lives, Health and Happiness of our Fourth and Fifth Kings and the Royal Family.