Bhutan officially follows the Tantric Buddhism religious practices. Anyone visiting Bhutan would find that, the most conspicuous symbols of Bhutanese life and landscape are: the Dzongs, monasteries, stupas, prayer flags, and prayer wheels. Religion is so pervasive in the Bhutanese way of life that even the townplaces do not have a cinema hall, let alone other modes of modern entertainment.
However, this does not mean that Bhutanese do not like entertainments. In fact, most of the religious festivals also provide various sorts of entertainments to the local people. Most of the festivals are celebrated in the masked ritual dances. Some of the festivals are Ache Lhamo Dances, Bumthang, Hungla dances, Trashi Yangtse and the Bon festivals, Ha and Trashi Yangtse. Some festivals are even older than the Buddhist influence began in the country.
The Bhutanese celebrate Tsechu in various Dzongkas. Perhaps the greatest festival of Bhutan is the Paro Tsechu
The Paro Tsechu fesetival is based on Guru Rinpoche's life stories. The monks perform masked dances telling stories. A large number of people from many Dzongkhas travel Paro to participate in the festival and get blessings from the monks. Similarly, almost every town has its own festivals, such as the Punakha Festival, the Bumthang Festival, etc.
The Festival Tour Itinerary can be customized according to the time of your Bhutan travel. Different festivals are celebrated in Bhutan according the season of the year.
Bhutanese Festival Schedules for 2017
|Sl.No||Festival||Location||Start Date||End Date|
|1||Dungkhor Tshechu||Dungkhor Lhakhang,Chokhorling, Pemagatshel||Jan 06, 2017||Jan 07, 2017|
|2||Gelephu Rabney Dratsang Tshechu||Gelephu Dratshang, Gelephu Thromde, Sarpang||Jan 06, 2017||Jan 07, 2017|
|3||Mendrel Tshechu||Mendrel Lhakhang, Chongshing, Pemagatshel||Jan 07, 2017||Jan 08, 2017|
|4||Lhuentse Tshechu||Lhuentse Dzong, Lhuentse||Jan 07, 2017||Jan 10, 2017|
|5||Daga Trashiyangtshi Annual Tshechu||Tshechupang , Daga Dzong, Dagana||Jan 08, 2017||Jan 012, 2017|
|6||Trongsa Tshechu||Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa||Jan 07, 2017||Jan 10, 2017|
|7||Bangyue Tshechu||Bangyue Lhakhang, Dungmin, Pemagatshel||Jan 10, 2017||Jan 12, 2017|
|8||Dechen Pelri Tshechu||Dechen Pelri Lhakhang, Chimong, Pemagatshel||Jan 10, 2017||Jan 12, 2017|
|9||Sangay Lingpai Cham||Chimung Gewog, Pemagatshel||Jan 10, 2017||Jan 12, 2017|
|10||Wongborang Tshechu||Wongborang Lhakhang, Dungmin, Pemagatshel||Jan 10, 2017||Jan 12, 2017|
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Bhutanese Festival Schedules for 2018
|Sl No.||Name||Town||Start Date||End Date|
|1||Tawsang Tshechu||Tawsang Goenpa, Lhuentse||Jan 16, 2018||Jan 16, 2018|
|2||Ngatshang Tshechu||Tashi Choephel Lhakang, Ngatshang, Mongar||Jan 25, 2018||Jan 27, 2018|
|3||Tsatse Dzongklingoen Tshechu||Tsatse Dzong, Nanong, Pemagatshel||Jan 26, 2018||Jan 27, 2018|
|4||Bon-Choe Rup||Kikhar/Dakphel, Nangkhor, Zhemgang||Jan 26, 2018||Jan 26, 2018|
|5||Churzegang Tshechu||Churzegang Lhakhang, Gelephu, Sarpang||Jan 27, 2017||Jan 27, 2017|
|6||Bon-Choe Rup||Goling/Zhobling/Nyakhar/Tshaida ng/Kamjong/Duedmang, Zhemgang||Jan 29, 2018||Jan 31, 2018|
|7||Shali Tshechu||Shumar/Shali, Pemagatshel||Jan 29, 2018||Jan 31, 2018|
|8||Nomad Festival||Bumthang||Feb 23, 2018||Feb 23, 2018|
|9||Punakha Drubchen||Punakha Dzong, Punakha||Feb 19, 2018||Feb 24, 2018|
|10||Lhamoi Dromche||Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa||Feb 20, 2018||Feb 22, 2018|
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