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Festivals of Bhutan


Festivals of Bhutan

Festivals

Festivals are the important part in the Bhutanese history that are being held every year and are the prime examples of living culture in Bhutan. It is the festival in honour of Guru Rinpoche who brought buddhism to Bhutan. Tshechus are held in every dzongkhags. It has deep spiritual meanings and they perform mask dances dressed in elaborate costumes, masks and headgear. Tshechus are held on auspicious days on the 10th day of the Bhutanese month and lasts upto four days



Festival Dates for 2014

Sl. No Festival Place Dates
1. Punakha Dromche Punakha 18-22 February
2. Punakha Tshechu Punakha 23-25 February
3. Chorten Kora Trashiyangtse 28 Feb - 15 March
4. Gomkora Trashigang 23-25 March
5. Paro Tshechu Paro 26-30 March
6. Chukha Tshechu Chhukha 28-30 March
7. Ura Yakchoe Bumthang 24-28 April
8. Nimalung Tshechu Bumthang 19-21 June
9. Kurjey Tshechu Bumthang 21 June
10. Wangdue Tshechu Wangdue Phodrang 15-17 September
11. Tamshingphala Choepa Bumthang 16-18 September
12. Thimphu Drupchen Thimphu 12-16 September
13. Thimphu Tshechu Thimphu 17-19 September
14. Tangbi Mani Bumthang 22-24 September
15. Jambay Lhakhang Drupchen Bumthang 22-26 October
16. Prakhar Duchhoed Bumthang 23-25 October
17. Mongar Tshechu Mongar 13-16 November
18. Pemagatshel Tshechu Pemagatshel 13-16 November
19. Trashigang Tshechu Trashigang 14-17 November
20. Nalakhar Tshechu Bumthang 21-23 November
21. Trongsa Tshechu Trongsa 15-17 December
22. Lhuntse Tshechu Lhuntse 15-17 December