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Calendar of Events In Bhutan


Tsechu are annual religious festivals in held all throughout Bhutan.

Witnessing Tsechu is believed to wash away sins and bestow blessings. Annual tsechus are a visual treat as well as a grand affair for entire communities, who visit the monasteries in their best colorful outfits and enjoy delicious food, mask dances, Bhutanese traditional dances & socialise with each other. Tshechus are also the best times for photography enthusiasts to capture the unique, colorful displays of Bhutanese culture and traditions. 

Festivals in Bhutan are very colorful. Like the Oktoberfest in Germany, Holi Color Festival in India and Sydney Mardi Gras of Australia yet very different, the festivals in Bhutan is an amalgamation of century old dances and folklore from religious texts. The festival invites numerous households to showcase their best dresses and families are spotted with picnic lunches at the venue of the festivals. 

As a visitor, you will enjoy the different aspects of the festivals. One will experience the socio-cultural aspect of the communities, the religious and spiritual side of the events and above all, the impact of these beliefs in the everyday lives of the Bhutanese.

Tsechu and special events happen all throughout the year, look at the list below to see what’s happening during your trip!

16th – 18th: Domkhar Tsechu

12-14Lhamoizingkha TsechuLhamoizingkha Dzong, Lhamoizingkha
14-16Punakha DrubchenPunakha Dzong, Punakha
15-17Trashiyangtse TsechuTrashiyangtse Dzong, Trashiyangtse
17-19Punakha TsechuPunakha Dzong, Punakha
21-25Tangsibi Mani FestivalTangsibi Mani, Wangduephodrang
22Choten Kora FestivalChoten Kora, Thimphu
22Tharpaling ThongdrolTharpaling Monastery, Thimphu
23-25Buli ManiBuli Mani, Trongsa
23Nomad FestivalNomad areas of Bhutan
5Bhutan International MarathonThimphu
9Chorten Kora FestivalThimphu
14-17Gasa TsechuGasa Dzong
15-19Tsirang TsechuTsirang Dzong
16-18Talo TsechuTalo Gangkhar
17-18Gomphu Kora FestivalGomphu Kora
19-23Paro TsechuParo Dzong
29Peling TsechuPeling Monastery
13-16Yongpula TsechuYongpula Dzong
16-18Domkhar TsechuDomkhar Dzong
18-23Ura YakchoeUra
18-20Rhododendron FestivalThimphu
22-25Royal Bhutan Flower ExhibitionThimphu
26-27Pedselling KuchodPedselling
12-16Sakteng FestivalTrashigang Dzongkhag
12-15Nimalung FestivalChumey, Bumthang
14-16Yongpu/Kholong TshechuKanglung, Trashigang
15Kurjey TsechuKurjey Temple, Bumthang
22-24Trelda TsechuDrametse, Mongar
5-6Haa Summer FestivalHaa Dzongkhag
2-3Merak TsechuMerak, Trashigang Dzongkhag
15-19Chha FestivalChha, Punakha Dzongkhag
15-16Mushroom Festival (Genekha)Genekha, Thimphu
18Dobji TsechuDobji, Trashigang Dzongkhag
22-23Masutake Mushroom FestivalThimphu
3Tour of the Dragon (Bicycle Race)Bumthang to Thimphu
9-11Khaling TsechuKhaling, Pemagatshel Dzongkhag
8-11Wangdiphodrang TsechuWangdiphodrang Dzongkhag
9-11Haa TsechuHaa Dzongkhag
9-11Gangtey TsechuGangtey, Bumthang Dzongkhag
10-11Geling TsechuGeling, Mongar Dzongkhag
10-11Achi Lhamoi TsechuParo Dzongkhag
11-13Tamshing Phala TsechuTamshing Phala, Bumthang Dzongkhag
11-13Thimphu TsechuThimphu
14-17Tangbi ManiTangbi, Bumthang Dzongkhag
22Dechenphu TsechuDechenphu, Thimphu
25-26Jomolhari Mountain FestivalJomolhari, Gasa Dzongkhag
6-10Pema Gatshel TsechuPema Gatshel Dzongkhag
6-9Mongar TsechuMongar Dzongkhag
6-9Shingkhar RabneyShingkhar, Trashiyangtse Dzongkhag
7-10Trashigang TsechuTrashigang Dzongkhag
7-10Jakar TsechuJakar, Bumthang Dzongkhag
7-9Chhukha TsechuChhukha Dzongkhag
11The Annual Black-necked crane FestivalPhobjikha Valley, Wangdue Phodrang Dzongkhag
14-17Jambay Lhakhang FestivalBumthang Dzongkhag
15-17Prakhar duchhoedPrakhar, Trashiyangtse Dzongkhag
25-29Sumthrang KanssoelGasa Dzongkhag
6-8Gelephu TsechuGelephu Dzongkhag
7-10Lhuntshe TsechuLhuntse Dzongkhag
7-9Dungkar TsechuDungkar, Mongar Dzongkhag
7-9Samtse TsechuSamtse Dzongkhag
8-10Trongsa TsechuTrongsa Dzongkhag
8-9Tang Namkha RabneyTang, Trashiyangtse Dzongkhag
10-12Samdrup Jongkhar TsechuSamdrup Jongkhar Dzongkhag
11-14Kangso TsechuKangso, Zhemgang Dzongkhag
11-13Drametse TsechuDrametse, Mongar Dzongkhag
12-16Chojam Rabney FestivalChojam Rabney, Gasa Dzongkhag
12-14Nabji TsechuNabji, Gasa Dzongkhag
12-14Korphu TsechuKorphu, Trongsa Dzongkhag
13-15Nalakhar TsechuNga Lhakhang in Choekhor, Bumthang
13Dochula Druk Wangyel FestivalDochula Pass
19Dagana TsechuDagana Dzongkhag
24-29Pangkhar ChoepaPangkhar, Thimphu