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Bhutan Festival Dates 2022

Tshechu Is A Religious Festival Meaning “Tenth Day” Held Annually In Various Temples, Monasteries And Dzongs Throughout The Country.

The Tshechu is a religious event celebrated on tenth day of a month of the lunar calendar corresponding to the birthday of Guru Rimpoche (Guru Padmasambhava). However the exact month of the Tshechu varies from place to place and temple to temple.

Tshechus are grand events where entire communities come together to witness religious mask dances, receive blessings and socialize. . In addition to the mask dances tshechus also include colorful Bhutanese dances and other forms of entertainment.

It is believed that everyone must attend a Tshechu and witness the mask dances at least once to in order to receive blessings and wash away their sins. Every mask dance performed during a Tshechu has a special meaning or a story behind it and many are based on stories and incidents from as long ago as the 8th century, during the life of Guru Padmasambhava. In monasteries the mask dances are performed by monks and in remote villages they are performed jointly by monks and village men.

Two of the most popular Tshechus in the country are the Paro and Thimphu Tshechus in terms of participation and audience. Besides the locals many tourists from across the world are attracted to these unique, colorful and exciting displays of traditional culture.

 

Name Town Start Date End Date
Punakha Drubchen Punakha Mar 09, 2022 Mar 11, 2022
Punakha Tshechu Punakha Mar 12, 2022 Mar 14, 2022
Tharpaling Thongdrol Bumthang Mar 18, 2022
Zhemgang Tshechu Zhemgang Apr 09, 2022 Apr 11, 2022
Gasa Tshechu Gasa Apr 09, 2022 Apr 11, 2022
Gomphukora Trashigang Apr 09, 2022 Apr 11, 2022
Talo Tshechu Punakha Apr 09, 2022 Apr 11, 2022
Paro Tshechu Paro Apr 12, 2022 Apr 16, 2022
Rhododendron Festival Thimphu Apr 15, 2022 Apr 17, 2022
Chhorten Kora Trashi Yangtse Apr 30, 2022
Domkhar Tshechu Bumthang May 11, 2022 May 13, 2022
Ura Yakchoe Bumthang May 13, 2022 May 17, 2022
Nimalung Tshechu Bumthang Jul 07, 2022 Jul 09, 2022
Haa Summer Festival Haa Valley Jul 09, 2022 Jul 10, 2022
Kurjey Tshechu Bumthang Jul 09, 2022
Mushroom Festival Thimphu Aug 15, 2022 Aug 16, 2022
Tour of the Dragon (Bicycle Race) Bumthang Sep 03, 2022
Thimphu Drubchen Thimphu Oct 01, 2022
Wangdue Tshechu Wangdue Phodrang Oct 03, 2022 Oct 05, 2022
Tamshing Phala Chhoepa Bumthang Oct 05, 2022 Oct 07, 2022
Thimphu Tshechu Thimphu Oct 05, 2022 Oct 07, 2022
Gangtey Tshechu Wangdue Phodrang Oct 07, 2022 Oct 09, 2022
Thangbi Mani Bumthang Oct 08, 2022 Oct 10, 2022
Jhomolhari Mountain Festival Thimphu Oct 14, 2022 Oct 15, 2022
Jakar Tshechu Bumthang Nov 01, 2022 Nov 03, 2022
Chhukha Tshechu Chukha Nov 01, 2022 Nov 03, 2022
Dechenphu Tshechu Thimphu Nov 03, 2022
Jambay Lhakhang Drup Bumthang Nov 08, 2022 Nov 12, 2022
Prakhar Duchhoed Bumthang Nov 09, 2022 Nov 11, 2022
Black Necked Crane Festival Wangdue Phodrang Nov 11, 2022
Mongar Tshechu Mongar Dec 01, 2022 Dec 03, 2022
Trashigang Tshechu Trashigang Dec 01, 2022 Dec 03, 2022
Pemagatshel Tshechu Pemagatshel Dec 01, 2022 Dec 03, 2022
Jambay Lhakhang Singye Cham Bumthang Dec 07, 2022
Nalakhar Tshechu Bumthang Dec 08, 2022 Dec 10, 2022
Druk Wangyel Tshechu Thimphu Dec 13, 2022
Lhuentse Tshechu Lhuentse Dec 30, 2022 Jan 01, 2023
Trongsa Tshechu Trongsa Dec 30, 2022 Jan 01, 2023