Festivals of Bhutan

Mongar Tshechu (festival) 15 – 18 November 2018, 4-6 December 2019

Mongar in eastern Bhutan is largely known as the “Bastion of the Zhongarps,” after the illustrious Dzongpons of Zhongar that ...
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Nimalung Festival

Festival Dates: 10 – 11 July 2019 Nimalung Lhakhang is located in Chumey in Bumthang. It is approximately a 15 ...
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Prakar Duchhoed (festival)

Festival dates: 24 – 26 October 2018, 14 – 16 November 2019 The Prakar Tshechu or Festival is held in ...
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Trashigang Tshechu (festival)

Festival dates: 17 – 19 November 2018, 5 – 7 December 2019 Trashigang Dzongkhag is the largest district in the ...
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Jomolhari Mountain Festival

The festival celebrates the culture of the communities living in close proximity to endangered snow leopards. “A community based initiative ...
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Nomad Festival

This annual gathering of Bhutan’s nomadic highlanders brings together the herders of the northeastern and northwestern Himalayan frontiers in an ...
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Matsutake Festival

Festival date: 23-24 August 2019 Celebrate the start of another mushroom season alongside the people of Ura. The season brings ...
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Kurjey Lhakhang Festival

Festival dates: 11th July 2019 The festival takes place at Kurjey Temple, located at Kurjey in the Chokhor valley in ...
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Jambay Lhakhang Festival

Festival dates: 24 – 26 October 2018; 13 – 16 November 2019 Jambay lhakhang is located in Bumthang and is ...
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Black-Necked Crane Festival: 11th November

The Annual Black-necked Crane festival is celebrated in the courtyard of Gangtey Gonpa, in Phobjikha valley. The festival is an ...
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Druk Wangyel Festival: 13th December

The Dochula Druk Wangyel Festival was established in 2011 in commemoration of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo and the ...
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Wangdi Tshechu (Festival)

Festival dates: 5 – 7 October 2019 Wangduephodrang in central Bhutan is famous for Lozeys or Ornamental Speeches. Two notable ...
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Ura Yakchoe: 16-20 April 2019

Ura valley in Bumthang is known for the famous dance known as the Ura Yakchoe. The dance is performed during ...
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Trongsa Tshechu (Festival)

Festival dates: 15 – 17 December 2018; 4 – 7 January 2020 Trongsa, the sacred and temporal heart of the ...
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Thimphu Tshechu (festival)

Festival dates:  7-9 October 2019 One of the biggest festivals in the country is the Thimphu Tshechu. This festival is ...
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Paro Tshechu (Festival)

Festival dates: 17-21 March 2019 The Paro Tshechu is held every spring and is one of the most colorful and ...
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Punakha Tshechu: 12-17 February 2019

Punakha Dromchoe dedicated to the Goddess Mahakala, is a five day long festival held inside the Punakha Dzong. The age ...
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Thimphu Dromchoe

Festival dates: 3rd October 2019 Thimphu also celebrates a one day festival known as the Thimphu Dromchoe. The day long ...
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