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Popular Local Festivals

Bhutan Festival known as “Tshechus” in Bhutanese is a festival that honors Guru Pasmasambhava “the one who was born from a lotus”. The dates and duration of the Festivals vary from district to district but is always commemorated on the 10th day of the Bhutanese calander.

These festivals are religiously attended by the locals. Various Mask Dances and Dramas are performed and enacted by the Monk Body and then there are the traditional dances performed by the local groups. Some districts differ in their performances in accordance with what was passed down from their predecessors and the past events that took place at that particular place.

Tourists to Bhutan are permitted to attend these festivals with their respective Cultural Guides. The Guides usually explain the significance of the festival dances and prayers. Tourists are advised not to intrude into the sanctity of the festivals by joking, laughing and clicking pictures or do anything which would disturb the performers.

Bhutan Jewel Travel, on request, do take the Guests to attend the festivals. We will include this event in Guests Bhutan Tour Itinerary.

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Festivals of Thimphu, Paro, Haa, Wangduephodrang and Punakha

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Festivals of Bumthang and Trongsa.  

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Eastern Bhutan Festivals are less crowded and can meet the Nomads who come to barter their goods