Punakha Drubchen is a unique festival as it hosts the a dramatic recreation of the scene from the 17th century battle with the Tibetan army. This is one of the oldest festivals of the district. It shows a detailed dramatization of how the local Bhutanese militia duped and defeated an invading Tibetan army and forced them to withdraw. This 17th century event was also the beginning of the consolidation process of Bhutan as a country and it is historically very significant for the country. This event is also a celebration of a Bhutanese roots.
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