Jakar Tshechu (11 days)

Festival Dates:
29th to 31st October 2017

The ‘Tsechu’ literally means the ’10th day’ of a month and is considered one of the auspicious days of the month. The festivals are called ‘Tshechu’ as the one of the three days of festival falls on the 10th day of the particular month. These religious festivals are in honour of Guru Rimpoche or a patron deity of the area. Mask dances and various cultural folk dances are performed by the monks and the locals. All mask dances have religious significance and it is believed that one who witnesses the tshechu is profusely blessed.

Tshechus are also an occasion for friends and families to get together and for some it is also an opportunity to show off their best dresses, jewelry and ornaments. So, everybody is dressed in their best.

Jakar Tshechu is celebrated at the Jakar Dzong.