Blessed Rainy Day
Blessed Rainy Day or Thrue or Thribab is a special holiday in Bhutan that marks the end of Monsoon season as per lunar calender. On this day, all natural water resources in the country are considered to be sanctifying and therefore people take an outdoor bath to be cleansed of bad deeds, obstructions and defilements and accumulated bad karma. Families traditionally gather for a meal of thup (porridge) at breakfast time. The holiday also marks the end of the farming season and the beginning of the harvest season. Government offices, schools, and institutions are closed for the day. It is also considered by some parts of Bhutan (especially in the Sha Wangduephodrang area ) as their new year.