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Festival Calendar/Dates

The Tshechu (literally "Tenth Day") is a festival honoring Padmasambhava, "one who was born from the lotus flower ", otherwise known as "Guru Rinpoche", the precious teacher. This Indian saint contributed enormously to the diffusion of Tantric Buddhism in the Himalayan regions of Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan etc. around 800 A.D. The dates and duration of the festival vary from one district to another, but they always take place on or around the 10th day of the month, according to the Bhutanese calendar. During this Tshechu, the dances are performed by monks as well as layman. The Tshechu is a religious festival and by attending it, it is believed that one gains merits. It is also a yearly social gathering where people come together to rejoice, dressed in all their finery. It is in this way that the festivals became a showcase for Bhutan's highly developed indigenous art of textile weaving. Festivals in Bhutan attract crowds of tourists, as well as local clergy and laymen, like bees to honey. The most popular of these vigorously celebrated social events take place in Thimphu, Paro, Wangduephodrang, Trongsa, Bumthang, Mongar and Trashigang. In order to make your stay in Bhutan the most interesting and memorable one, we suggest that you combine your choice of tour itinerary with one of these festivals. Please also keep in mind though, that most of the festivals fall in the peak season. You should therefore book your tour well in advance. For further information, please feel free to contact us.

 

TENTATIVE FESTIVAL DATES FOR 2018

SL #

FESTIVAL

PLACE

DATES

1

Punakha Drubchen

Punakha Dzong, Punakha

21st - 24th February

2

Punakha Tshechu

Punakha Dzong, Punakha

25th - 27th February

3

Tharpaling Thongdrol

Tharpaling Lhakhang,Chummi, Bumthang

2nd March

4

Chhorten Kora

Chorten Kora,Trashiyangtshe

31st March & 16th April

5

Gomphukora

Gom Kora Lhakhang,Trashigang

24th - 26th March

6

TaloTshechu

Talo Gonpa, Punakha

24th -26th March

7

Gasa Tshechu

Gasa Dzong, Gasa

24th  - 26th March

8

Zhemgang Tshechu

Zhemgang Dzong, Zhemgang

24th - 27th March

9

Paro Tshechu

Rinpung Dzong, Paro

27th - 31st March

10

Chhukha Tshechu

Chhukha Dzong, Chhukha

17th - 19th October

11

Rhododendron Festival

Lamperi Botanical Garden,Dochula, Thimphu

20th -22nd April

12

Domkhar Tshechu

Domkhar, Chummi, Bumthang

25th- 27th April

13

UraYakchoe

Ura Lhakhang, Bumthang

26th - 29th April

14

Nimalung Tshechu

Nimalung Dratshang,Chummi.Bumthang

21st - 23rd June

15

Kurjey Tshechu

Kurjey Lhakhang,Choekhor, Bumthang

23rd June

16

Haa Summer Festival

Haa

14th - 15th July

17

Mushroom Festival

Genekha,Thimphu

15th -16th August

18

Masutaki Mushroom Festival

Ura, Bumthang

23rd -24th August

19

Tour Of The Dragon (Bicycle

Race)

Bumthang To Thimphu

1st September

20

Thimphu  Drubchen

TashiChhodzong,Thimphu

15th September

21

Wangdue Tshechu

Tencholing Army Ground, Wangdue

17th-19th September

22

Gangtey Tshechu

Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha, Wangdue

23rd - 24th September

23

Tamshing Phala Chhoepa

Tamshing Lhakhang,Choekhor, Bumthang

19th - 21st September

24

Thimphu Tshechu

TashiChhodzong,Thimphu

19th - 21st September

25

Thangbi Mani

Tangbi Lhakhang, Choekor, Bumthang

23rd -26th September

26

Jumolhari Mountain Festival

Dangochong,Thimphu

4th -5th October

27

Royal Highland Festival

Laya, Gasa

23rd- 24th October

28

Jakar Tshechu

Jakar Dzong,Choekhor, Bumthang

17th - 20th October

19

Dechenphu Tshechu

Dechenphu Lhakhang,Thimphu

30thOctober

30

Jambay Lhakhang Drup

Jambay Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang

24th- 27th October

31

Prakhar Duchhoed

Prakar Lhakhang, Chummi, Bumthang

25th -27th October

32

Black Necked Crane Festival

Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha, Wangdue

11th November

33

Mongar Tshechu

Mongar Dzong, Mongar

15th- 18th November

34

Pemagatshel Tshechu

Pemagatshel Dzong,Pemagatshel

15th- 18th November

35

Trashigang Tshechu

Trashigang Dzong,Trashigang

17th -19th November

36

Jambay Lakhang Singye

Cham

Jambay Lhakhang,Choekhor Bumthang

23rd November

37

Nalakhar Tshechu

Ngaa Lhakhang, Choekhor, Burnthang

23rd - 25th November

38

Druk Wangyel Tshechu

Dochula, Thimphu

13th December

39

Trongsa Tshechu

Trongsa Dzong,Trongsa

15th- 17th December

40

LhuentseTshechu

Lhuentse Dzong,Lhuentse

15th- 17th December

41

Nabji Lhakhang Drup

Nabji Lhakhang, Nabji,Trongsa

22nd- 24th December