Bhutan Festivals Date 2024 / 2025

Tshechus (Festivals) 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 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.


1 Takin Festival Damji, GASA
2 Merak Tsechu / Semi Nomad Festival Gengo, Merak 7th-8th July 15th – 16 August
3 Bhutan International Marathon (Annual Event organized by
4th March
4 Punakha Drubchen Punakha Dzong, Punakha 16-18 February 6th – 8th March
5 Punakha Tshechu Punakha Dzong, Punakha 19th -21st Feb 9th – 11th March
6 Tharpaling Thongdrol Tharpaling Lhakhang,
Chumi, Bumthang
24th Feb 14th March
7 Chhorten Kora Chorten Kora, Trashiyangtshe 25th March – 8th April 14th – 29th March
8 Gomphukora Gom Kora Lhakhang,Trashigang 17th -19th March 5th – 7th April
9 Talo Tshechu Talo Gonpa,Punakha 17th -19th March 5th – 7th April
10 Gasa Tshechu Gasa Dzong, Gasa 17th -19th March 5th – 7th April
11 Zhemgang Tshechu Zhemgang Dzong, Zhemgang 17th -19th March 5th – 7th April
12 Paro Tshechu Rinpung Dzong, Paro 21th -25 March 8th – 12th April
12 Chhukha Tshechu Chhukha Dzong, Chhukha 10th-12th Oct 29th – 31st Oct
13 Rhododendron Festival Lamperi Botanical Garden, Dochula, Thimphu 13-14 April 22nd -24th April
14 Domkhar Tshechu Domkhar, Chummi, Bumthang 18th -20th April 7th – 9th May
15 Ura Yakchoe Ura Lhakhang, Bumthang 20th – 24th April 9th – 13th May
16 Nimalung Tshechu Nimalung Dratshang, Chummi, Bumthang 14th -16th June 3rd – 5th July
17 Kurjey Tshechu Kurjey Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang 16th June 5th July
18 Haa Summer Festival Town Festival Ground, Haa 14th -15th July 2nd weekend of July
18 Matsutake Mushroom Festival Genekha, Thimphu 15th & 16th Aug 20th – 21st Aug
19 Matsutake Festival Ura, Bumthang
20 Tour Of The Dragon (Bicycle Race) Bumthang to Thimphu 02 Sep 6th September
21 Thimphu Drubchen Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu 9th Sep 28th September
22 Wangdue Tshechu Tencholing Army Ground, Wangdue phodrang 11th-13th Sep 30th Sep &
1st – 2nd Oct
23 Gangtey Tshechu Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha, Wangdue phodrang 16th-18th September 5th – 7th Oct
(Thongdral on last day)
24 Tamshing Phala Chhoepa Tamshing Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang 13th-15th Sep 2nd – 4th October
25 Thimphu Tshechu Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu 13th-15th Sep 2nd – 4th October
26 Jambay Lhakhang Drup Jambay Lhakhang,
Choekhor, Bumthang
15th-18th Nov 5th – 8th Nov
27 Jakar Tshechu Bumthang 10th-12th October 29th Oct- 1st Nov
28 Thangbi Mewang ThangbiLhakhang, Choekor, Bumthang 18th- 19th Sep 7th -8th October
29 Jhomolhari Mountain Festival Dangochong, Thimphu 14th -15th Oct 14th -15th Oct
30 Chhukha Tshechu Chhukha Dzong, Chhukha 10th-12th October 29th – 31st October
31 Prakhar Duchhoed Prakar Khakhang, Chumni,
18th -20th Oct 6th – 8th Nov
32 Dechenphu Tshechu Dechenphu Lhakhang,
3rd Nov 31st October
33 Black Necked Crane Festival Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha,
11th  November 11th Nov
34 Mongar Tshechu Mongar Dzong, Mongar 9th-11th Nov 28th -30th Nov
35 Trashigang Tshechu Trashigang Dzong,
9th-11th Nov 29th Nov- 1st Dec
36 Jambay Lhakhang Singye Cham Jambay Lhakhang,
Choekhor, Bumthang
15th November 4th December
37 Pemagatshel Tshechu Pemagatshel Dzong,
9th-11th November 29th Oct-1st Nov
(Thongdral on last day)
38 Nalakhar Tshechu Ngaa Lhakhang, Choekhor,
15th -17th Nov 4th – 6th Dec
39 Druk Wangyel Tshechu Douchula,
13 December 13th Dec
40 Trongsa Tshechu Trongsa Dzong,
8th-22th December 27th – 31st Dec
(Thongdral on last day)
41 Lhuentse Tshechu Lhuentse Dzong,
8th-10th December 27th – 31st Dec
(Thongdral on last day)
42 Nabji Lhakhang Drup Nabji Lhakhang, Nabji,
15th-16th December 3rd -5th January 2026

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