Bhutan Festivals

Festival in Bhutan takes place in different location in different date of year.festival are celebrated on 10th day of particular months.Tshechu is the religious festival where the people gather from different parts of country to celebrate the religious dances with their best attires.

Tshechu is celebrated by performing the religious dance and other religious drama and epic of great saint of Buddhism. These dances are performed by lay person and monks. Festival is celebrated from three to five days according to their location and one who introduce the festival on respected place.

In some place, Tshechu end with displaying of huge scroll painting of saints at the end of day or Locally known as Thongdroel. Bhutanese believe that by simply viewing this large scroll of saints paiting will liberate from cycle of bad karma.

During the festival, foreign visitor's joins Bhutanese gathering with the atmosphere filled with different culture and tradition of entertainment.

In Bhutanese society, this same religious festivals offer an opportunity to gain merit by attending their religion festival. The tshechu atmosphere is filled with social exchange, wearing finest cloths or their most beautiful jewelries.

Tentative Festival Dates 2013

Dates 2013FestivalLocation
Feb 15th to 19th, 2013Punakha DrubchenPunakha Dzong, Punakha
Feb 20th to 22nd, 2013Punakha TshechuPunahka Dzong, Punakha
Feb 21st to 23rd, 2013Takin FestivalDamji, Gasa
Feb 23rd to 25th, 2013Nomad FestivalNagsephel, Bumthang
Feb 25th, 2013Tharpaling ThingdrolChummi, Bumthang
Feb 25th & 11 Mar, 2013Chhorten KoraChorten Kora, Trashi Yangtse
Mar 20th to 22nd, 2013GomphukoraGom Kora Lhakhang, Trashigang
Mar 20th to 22nd, 2013Talo TshechuTalo Gonpa, Punakha
Mar 20th to 23rd, 2013Zhemgang TshechuZhemgang
Mar 23rd to 27th, 2013Paro TshechuRinpung Dzong, Paro
Mar 25th to 27th, 2013Chhukha TshechuChhukha Dzong, Chhukha
Apr 20th to 22nd, 2013Domkhar TshechuDomkhar, Chummi, Bumthang
Apr 21st to 25th, 2013 Ura YakchoeUra Lhakhang, Bumthang
May 11th to 13th, 2013Rhododendron FestivalBotanic Garden, Dochu La
Jun 16th to 18th, 2013 Nimalung TshechuChummi, Bumthang
Jun 18th, 2013Kurjey TshechuChoekhor, Bumthang
Jul 6th to 8th, 2013Haa Summer FestivalHaa Valley
Aug 17th to 19th, 2013Masutaki Mushroom FestivalUra, Bumthang
Sep 7th, 2013Tour Of The Dragon (bicycle race)Bumthang to Thimphu
Sep 9th to 13th, 2013Thimphu DrubchenTashichho Dzong, Thimphu
Sep 12th to 14th, 2013Wangdue TshechuWangdi Dzong, Wangduephodrang
Sep 13th to 15th, 2013 Tamshing Phala ChhoepaChoekhor, Bumthang
Sep 14th to 16th, 2013Thimphu TshechuTrashichho Dzong, Thimphu
Sep 14th to 16th, 2013Gasa TshechuGasa
Sep 18th to 20th, 2013Thangbi ManiChoekhor, Bumthang
Oct 12th to 15th, 2013Jakar TshechuChoekhor, Bumthang
Oct 18th to 22nd, 2013Jambay Lhakhang DrupChoekhor, Bumthang
Oct 19th to 21st, 2013Prakhar DuchhoedChummi, Bumthang
Nov 11th, 2013Crane FestivalPhobjikha
Nov 9th to 12th, 2013Mongar TshechuMongar Dzong, Mongar
Nov 9th to 12th, 2013Pemagatshel TshechuPemagatshel
Nov 10th to 13th, 2013Trashigang TshechuTrashigang
Nov 17th, 2013Jambay Lhakhang Singye ChamChoekhor, Bumthang
Nov 17th to 19th, 2013Nalakhar TshechuChoekhor, Bumthang
Dec 13th, 2013Druk Wangyel TshechuDochu La
Jan 9th to 11th, 2014Trongsa TshechuTrongsa
Jan 9th to 11th, 2014Lhuntse TshechuLhuntse
Jan 15th to 19th, 2014Nabji Lhakhang DrupNabji, Trongsa