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Events Calendar

Many exciting events take place throughout the country every year. These events are colourful with Bhutanese donning their best national attire. It is also where Bhutanese come together as family in celebration.

Please confirm the final dates of the events with your service provider before making final arrangements.

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    DAGAPELA TSHECHU

    It has been instituted for those who have not been able to come and witness the tsechu in Daga Dzong. The festival brings together the Bhutanese folks from all walks of life to observe and partake in this annual festival…

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    District: Dagana, Month: January

    Start Date: 20-01-2017, End Date: 22-01-2017

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    GELEPHU TSHECHU

    Besides the religious dancers and singers, there are atsaras (Clowns) who usually wear funny masks. To many, atsaras are one of the main attractions of the tshechu. They humor onlookers and at the same time also maintain order of the…

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    District: Sarpang, Month: January

    Start Date: 25-01-2017, End Date: 27-01-2017

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    TRASHIYANGTSE TSHECHU

    The tsechu is the celebration of the birthday of Guru Rinpoche who visited Bhutan in the 8th century. Guru Rinpoche visited many sites in Trashiyangtse and there are several amazing stories of how he subdued evil spirits and converted them…

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    District: Trashiyangtse, Month: January

    Start Date: 25-01-2017, End Date: 27-01-2017

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    LHAMOIZINGKHA TSHECHU

    This Tshechu is also for those who have not been able to come and witness the tsechu in Daga Dzong. Just like Dagapela Tshechu, this festival brings together people from various places, to observe and partake in this annual festival…

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    District: Dagana, Month: February

    Start Date: 19-02-2017, End Date: 21-02-2017

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    BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS MAJESTY JIGME KHESAR NAMGYEL WANGCHUCK

    His Majesty the 5th King of Bhutan was born on 21st February 1980 and to mark this important day, people in every dzongkhag observe the day with various cultural programs.

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    District: Thimphu, Month: February

    Start Date: 21-02-2017, End Date: 23-02-2017

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    NOMAD FESTIVAL

    The annual nomad festival is held in Bumthang in central Bhutan. Bumthang is about an eight-hour drive from Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. This annual gathering brings together the nomads of the northeastern and northwestern Himalayan frontiers in an…

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    District: Bumthang, Month: February

    Start Date: 23-02-2017, End Date: 23-02-2017

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    ANNUAL BHUTAN INTERNATIONAL MARATHON

    The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan is a land of high mountains and deep valleys where compassion and wisdom are the benchmark against which all things are measured, and where the King rules by ‘Gross National Happiness’. On your 26.2 mile…

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    District: Gasa, Month: March

    Start Date: 04-03-2017, End Date: 04-03-2017

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    PUNAKHA DROMCHOE

    Brief history showcase to the general public on the construction of dzong, internal conflict and external invasion during the construction of the fortress by the Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel in 1637 and all the holistic mask dances and folk dances are…

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    District: Punakha, Month: March

    Start Date: 04-03-2017, End Date: 06-03-2017

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    PUNAKHA TSHECHU

    The Punakha tsechu is one of the most popular tsechus in the country. It is held right after the popular Punakha Drubchen. The unfurling of the thongdrol (a large tapestry) of Guru Rinpoche is the main attraction of the festival.…

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    District: Punakha, Month: March

    Start Date: 07-03-2017, End Date: 09-03-2017

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    TANGSIBI MANI FESTIVAL

    The festival is held in Tangsibi Tashiling Lhakhang in Tangsibi village in Ura geowg under Bumthang Dzongkhag. The festival roots back to the Tibetan Treasure discoverer (Terton) Sherab Mebar, who visited Bhutan and settled at the site. The festival is…

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    District: Bumthang, Month: March

    Start Date: 11-03-2017, End Date: 15-03-2017

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    THARPALING THONGDROL

    Tharpaling Thongdrol festival is held annually at Tharpaling Monastery in Bumthang. Tharpaling festival is mainly a display of the giant thongdrol (appliqué silk work with Buddhist images), preceded by prayers and ceremonies. It is a very popular festival in Bumthang.

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    District: Bumthang, Month: March

    Start Date: 12-03-2017, End Date: 12-03-2017

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    BULI MANI

    Buli Lhakhang (temple) is located on a little knoll in Chumey valley, Bumthang. This festival is held every two years on the 16th day of the first month of the Bhutanese calendar.

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    District: Bumthang, Month: March

    Start Date: 13-03-2017, End Date: 15-03-2017

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    TSIRANG TSHECHU

    The annual tshechu is the biggest festival in the southern town of Tsirang. The festival attracts people from all over the region. Several different kinds of mask dances are performed. Local and traditional dances and music add color to the…

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    District: Tsirang, Month: April

    Start Date: 03-04-2017, End Date: 05-04-2017

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    GASA TSHECHU

    The Gasa tshechu is the biggest festival in the small district of Gasa in northwest Bhutan. Gasa is home to highlander communities. While many mask dances are performed, the local folk dances performed are very unique and distinct adding to…

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    District: Gasa, Month: April

    Start Date: 03-04-2017, End Date: 06-04-2017

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    ZHEMGANG ANNUAL TSHECHU

    Zhemgang is one of the remote districts in the country and the annual tshechu is the biggest festival in the district. Different mask dances are performed during the festival. The highlight of the festival is the unfurling of the huge…

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    District: Zhemgang, Month: April

    Start Date: 03-04-2017, End Date: 06-04-2017

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    TALO TSHECHU

    It was started by Zhabdrung Rinpoche with the unique mask dances and the Talop’s folk dances by the people of Talo to pay homage to Zhabdrung.

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    District: Punakha, Month: April

    Start Date: 04-04-2017, End Date: 06-04-2017

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    GOMPHU KORA FESTIVAL

    Gomphu Kora lies in the heart of the agrarian belt of eastern Bhutan. It is 23 kilometres from Trashigang Dzong, the headquarters of Bhutan’s most populous district in the eastern Bhutan. Gomphu means “Meditation Cave” and Kora means “Circumambulation”. The…

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    District: Trashiyangtse, Month: April

    Start Date: 04-04-2017, End Date: 06-04-2017

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    YONGPHULA TSHECHU

    The Yongphula Tshechu is one of the most popular annual festivals in eastern Bhutan. People all over eastern Bhutan attend the three-day festival. The festival portrays Bhutanese culture in its full glory with sacred mask dances and traditional folk songs…

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    District: Trashigang, Month: April

    Start Date: 04-04-2017, End Date: 06-04-2017

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    TRELDA TSHECHU

    In Bhutanese Calendar, though the 10th day of every month is observed as the tshechu, which is associated with the birth anniversary of Guru Rimpoche, the treldha tshechu which falls on the 10th day of fifth month in the Bhutanese…

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    District: Dagana, Month: April

    Start Date: 06-04-2017, End Date: 06-04-2017

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    PARO ANNUAL TSHECHU

    Starts according to the Bhutanese traditional calendar i.e.11-15th of the 2nd month. The Paro Tshechu is one of the biggest festivals in the country. On the first day, all mask dances are held inside the courtyard of the Dzong. In…

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    District: Paro, Month: April

    Start Date: 07-04-2017, End Date: 11-04-2017

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