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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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  • Peling-Tshechu

    PELING TSHECHU

    This special event was started for the first time in the country in 2015 coinciding with the Birth Anniversary of Kuenkhen Longchen Rabjam, the earlier incarnation of Tertoen Pema Lingpa at Wangdichoeling Palace (Seat of the 1st & 2nd King)…

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    District: Lhuentse, Month: May

    Start Date: 02-05-2017, End Date: 04-05-2017

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    DUNGKHAR TSHECHU

    The three–day festival coincides with the death anniversary of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. Sacred dances such as the Black Hat Dance, the three Ging and the drummers of Drametse are performed. A small thongdrol representing the future Buddha Maitreya (Jampa) is…

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    District: Pemagatshel, Month: May

    Start Date: 03-05-2017, End Date: 06-05-2017

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    DOMKHAR DRUB

    The Domkhar Tshechu is one of the most popular festivals among the locals in Bumthang. It marks the birthday of Guru Rinpoche, the Indian Buddhist saint who visited Bhutan in the 8th century.

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    District: Bumthang, Month: May

    Start Date: 05-05-2017, End Date: 07-05-2017

  • Ura-Yakchoe

    URA YAKCHOE

    This annual festival held in Ura in Bumthang is known for its famous dance called the “Ura Yakchoe”. A sacred relic is displayed for people to receive blessing from. According to legend, an old woman sitting outside her house was…

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    District: Bumthang, Month: May

    Start Date: 07-05-2017, End Date: 10-05-2017

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    THE CORONATION MARATHON

    This mega event, the Coronation Marathon, was initially titled “Open Marathon” till 2008. The event was given the title the “Coronation Marathon” as it was befitting the historic coronation of the Great Fourth and the year of yet another historic…

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    District: Paro, Month: June

    Start Date: 02-06-2017, End Date: 02-06-2017

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    YONPHU/KHOLONG TSHECHU

    The Yonphu/Kholong festival is around 400 years old. Amongst the sacred mask dances performed, the most notable are those initiated by Terton Pema Lingpa and his descendants including Peling Ngacham, Saduel Phagcham, Sangling Ngacham, Homcham, Drelcham, and Gingcham.

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    District: Trashigang, Month: June

    Start Date: 03-06-2017, End Date: 05-06-2017

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    ROYAL BHUTAN FLOWER EXHIBITION

    The Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition was instituted to commemorate the Birth Anniversary of Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen. It was first held in April 2015 upon the Royal Command of His Majesty The King, as a landmark community event which would…

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    District: Paro, Month: June

    Start Date: 04-06-2017, End Date: 08-06-2017

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    PADSELING KUCHOED

    The Pedselling Kuchod is held at the Pedselling monastery in Choekhor gewog in Bumthang. It is held on the 20th and the 21st day of the fourth Bhutanese month. Several mask dances are performed including the Drametse Nga Cham, Pacham,…

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    District: Bumthang, Month: June

    Start Date: 14-06-2017, End Date: 15-06-2017

  • Nimalung-Treldaw

    NIMALUNG TSHECHU

    This festival takes place at the Nimalung Lhakhang, located in the stunning valley of Chummi in Bumthang. The main highlight of the festival is the unfurling of a nine-meter high and twelve meters wide Guru Rinpoche Thongdrol.

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    District: Bumthang, Month: July

    Start Date: 01-07-2017, End Date: 03-07-2017

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    KURJEY TSHECHU

    The Kurjey Tshechu coincides with the birth anniversary of Guru Rinpoche. Different kinds of mask dances are performed during the festival apart from traditional and folk songs and dances.

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    District: Bumthang, Month: July

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

  • Haa-Summer-Festival

    HAA SUMMER FESTIVAL

    The Haa summer festival is a lively and uplifting celebration of traditional living-culture, nomadic lifestyles, unique Bhutanese cuisine, traditional sports and religious performances. It provides unparalleled insight into the lives and traditions of Bhutan’s nomadic herders. It displays a lively…

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    District: Haa, Month: July

    Start Date: 08-07-2017, End Date: 09-07-2017

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    MASUTAKE MUSHROOM FESTIVAL

    During the festival, the native mushroom and other local product, Mushroom hunting, cultural programs by the school & local community will be showcased. The objective of the festival is to create awareness on the sustainable harvesting of the local mushroom…

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    District: Thimphu, Month: August

    Start Date: 15-08-2017, End Date: 16-08-2017

  • Matsutake-Festival

    MASUTAKE MUSHROOM FESTIVAL

    This festival is scheduled during the 4th weekend of August and takes place in beautiful Ura valley. Ura is renowned for being one of the most picturesque valleys in the entire kingdom. Its inhabitants, the Uraps are a cheerful, hospitable…

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    District: Bumthang, Month: August

    Start Date: 23-08-2017, End Date: 24-08-2017

  • Tour-of-the-Dragon

    TOUR OF THE DRAGON (Mountain Bike Race)

    Tour of the Dragon is not a road bike race or a classic mountain bike race, nor is it a gravel grinder, because it doesn’t fit into any of the categories defined by the UCI. Since the distance of the…

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    District: Bumthang, Month: September

    Start Date: 02-09-2017, End Date: 02-09-2017

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    DRAGON’S FURY

    Dragon’s Fury Race starts in Messina at an altitude of 1410 m (4625 ft), travels up to Dochula at 3150 m (10,330 ft), then is all downhill until the Thimphu city square finish. Dragon’s Fury Race was inaugurated in 2015…

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    District: Wangduephodrang, Month: September

    Start Date: 02-09-2017, End Date: 02-09-2017

  • Chha

    CHHA FESTIVAL

    Chha is celebrated every year by the people of Phagidoong, Tagmochhu, Kamdhar, Kusumphel, Khaashaling and Takila for four days. The festival starts from 13th day of 7th month and ends on 16th day of 7 month of the Bhutanese calendar.…

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    District: Lhuentse, Month: September

    Start Date: 04-09-2017, End Date: 07-09-2017

  • Thimphu-Drubchen

    THIMPHU DRUBBCHEN (LHAMO DRUBBCHEN)

    Thimphu Drubchoe precedes the popular three-day Thimphu Tshechu festival. The Drubchoe showcases the sacred dances dedicated to the protecting deity of Bhutan, Palden Lhamo.

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    District: Thimphu, Month: September

    Start Date: 26-09-2017, End Date: 29-09-2017

  • Haa-Tshechu

    HAA TSHECHU

    The Haa Tshechu, was introduced in 1990 and performed at the Lhakhang Karpo. The annual Haa Tshechu is the biggest festival in the district. The festival attracts people from all over western Bhutan. The three day Haa Tshechu concludes with…

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    District: Haa, Month: September

    Start Date: 28-09-2017, End Date: 30-09-2017

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    WANGDUEPHODRANG TSHECHU

    The festival is held in Wangduephodrang and is observed for three days in the autumn season. The Tshechu is well known for the Raksha Mangcham or the dance of the Ox. Many different kinds of mask dances are performed during…

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    District: Wangduephodrang, Month: September

    Start Date: 29-09-2017, End Date: 02-10-2017

  • Tamshing-Phala

    TAMSHING PHALA CHHOEPA

    The Tamzhing Phala Choepa festival is held at the Tamzhing monastery in Bumthang. The Tamzhing monastery follows the Peling tradition established by Terton Pema Lingpa. The monastery is headed by the Venerable Lhalung Sungtrul Rinpoche who is considered to be…

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    District: Bumthang, Month: September

    Start Date: 29-09-2017, End Date: 01-10-2017

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