Bhutan Festival Schedule

Bhutan festival shedule

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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Remarks: popular festivals are highlighted by row colour Pink.