Zhabdrug Kuchoe, the death anniversary of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, is a day in Bhutan to pay homage to the Bhutanese leader who first united Bhutan as a nation state. This important day is annually marked on the 10th day of the 3rd month of the Bhutanese calendar, and this year was observed on May 9th.
“Zhabdrung Kuchoe is the day our great leader of Bhutan expired. We have to celebrate this day because he brought peace to Bhutan.” – Karma Lhazin (Student)
Check out alumni teacher Ann’s blog post Zhabdrung Kuchoe for more information about this celebrated day!