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Experience the Ancient Living Culture of Bhutan Tshechu (Festival)

Tshechu is a Buddhist festival in honour of Buddhist Saint Padmasambhava, popularly known as ‘Guru Rimpoche’, the saint who introduced Buddhism to Bhutan. A Tshechu draws hundreds of Bhutanese people in a spirit of reverence, blessing, festivity and celebration, and is one of the best ways to discover the rich cultural heritage of Bhutan.  The sacred celebration comes to life with colour, music, dance and drama as villagers and townspeople gather to witness the masked and sword dances and other sacred rituals. These events, most of which are performed by monks in colourful and elaborate costumes, bring blessings to the onlookers, while also instructing them about Buddhist Dharma.

There are various Tsechus held all year around at temples, Dzongs and monasteries throughout Bhutan.

Festival Dates For 2017

Name Town Start Date End Date
Punakha Drubchen Punakha Mar 02, 2017 Mar 06, 2017
Punakha Tshechu Punakha Mar 07, 2017 Mar 09, 2017
GOMPHUKORA Trashi Yangtse Apr 04, 2017 Apr 06, 2017
Paro Tshechu Paro Apr 07, 2017 Apr 11, 2017
Chhorten Kora Trashi Yangtse Apr 11, 2017 Apr 26, 2017
Rhododendron Festival Thimphu Apr 18, 2017 Apr 20, 2017
Ura Yakchoe Bumthang May 07, 2017 May 10, 2017
Nimalung Tshechu Bumthang Jul 01, 2017 Jul 03, 2017
Kurjey Tshechu Bumthang Jul 03, 2017
Thimphu Drubchen Thimphu Sep 25, 2017 Sep 29, 2017
Wangdue Tshechu Wangdue Phodrang Sep 28, 2017 Sep 30, 2017
Tamshing Phala Chhoepa Bumthang Sep 30, 2017 Oct 02, 2017
Thimphu Tshechu Thimphu Sep 30, 2017 Oct 02, 2017
Thangbi Mani Bumthang Oct 04, 2017 Oct 06, 2017
Pemagatshel Tshechu Pemagatshel Nov 01, 2017 Nov 03, 2017
Jambay Lhakhang Drup Bumthang Nov 03, 2017 Nov 06, 2017
Prakhar Duchhoed Bumthang Nov 04, 2017 Nov 06, 2017
Black Necked Crane Festival Wangdue Phodrang Nov 11, 2017
Mongar Tshechu Mongar Nov 25, 2017 Nov 28, 2017
Trashigang Tshechu Trashigang Nov 26, 2017 Nov 29, 2017
Jambay Lakhang Singye Cham Bumthang Dec 03, 2017
Nalakhar Tshechu Bumthang Dec 03, 2017 Dec 05, 2017
Druk Wangyel Tshechu Thimphu Dec 13, 2017
Trongsa Tshechu Trongsa Dec 25, 2017 Dec 28, 2017
Lhuentse Tshechu Lhuentse Dec 25, 2017 Dec 28, 2017