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National Day 2007

This years National Day was a very special day. How many times in the history of the mankind can you see 2 kings at the same time? I am posting some pictures to remind ourselves how fortunate we are to be able to witness such an occasion.

National Day of Bhutan - 2007

17th December, 2007 – a glorious day for a great occasion. The soldiers entering the celebration ground to offer the Guard of Honour.

4th Druk Gyalpo

His Majesty the 4th Druk Gyalpo being welcomed into the celebration ground.

5th Druk Gyalpo

His Majesty the 5th Druk Gyalpo being welcomed with the traditional Chibdrel ceremony.

His Majesty addresses the nation

His Majesty the 5th Druk Gyalpo addressing the people of Bhutan.

The 4th and the 5th Druk Gyalpos

His Majesty the 5th Druk Gyalpo with his father, His Majesty the 4th Druk Gyalpo, gracing the festivities.

People of Bhutan

Thousands attended the celebrations of the National Day.

Nationa Day of Bhutan - 2007

It was an emotional event to see His Majesty the 4th Druk Gyalpo and His Majesty the 5th Druk Gyalpo together.

5 comments ↓

#1 pasa on 12.18.07 at 2:51 am

The celebration was truly an emotional one. I saw some people shedding tears when His Majesty the fifth Druk Gyelpo visited our side of the ground.
I think every Bhutanese felt proud of the kings yesterday. It was good to see that many people both old and young turned up to pay their respects to the Monarchs and I am proud to be one of them.
The only downside of 100 Years celebration yesterday was that the security didn’t allow people to take good shots of the two Druk Gyelpos…such opportunity comes rarely, right?
To sum up, I enjoyed the day and I am sure others did too…AFTER ALL…ITS 100 YEARS CELEBRATION!!!! 🙂
Oh! By the way, VAST (Voluntary Artist Studio Thimphu) opened the art exhibition in celebration of 100 years yesterday at 3 PM. The title of the exhibition is “BHUTAN THROUGH 100 YEARS.” VAST has done a GREAT job!!! It will be refreshing if you go and visit the exhibition.
I bet you will have a more entertaining and peaceful hour than the shows at Clock Tower Square.
Cheers 🙂

#2 redrice on 12.23.07 at 12:41 am

thanks for the pictures…and good luck on the exhibition..wish i was there 🙁

#3 Without Bhutan there would be no Happiness in the world. on 12.27.07 at 5:57 am

Lucky for you guys, wish I was there too. I missed it this year. I’m looking forward to 2008. Happy to know

#4 Licence on 12.27.07 at 6:02 am

Lucky for you guys, wish I was there too le. I missed it this year. I’m looking forward to 2008. Happy to know that the Exhibition is going on at VAST. I hope it will be on until the end of January.
Thanks to Gelay for the pictures and this great site.
See you in January Lah!

#5 Sanjeev Kr. Pradhan on 02.27.08 at 11:55 pm

I really felt Proud of our 5th Druk Gyelpo
Birthday celebration 2008, which was very
Excellent day with Bright Sun & Moon
in the sky and bright appearance in people face too.
“LONG LIVE OUR 5th DRUK GYELPO”