Bhutan Festivals Date 2021/2022

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 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.


1 Takin Festival Damji, GASA
2 Merak Tsechu / Semi Nomad Festival Gengo, Merak 7th-8th July
3 Bhutan International Marathon (Annual Event organized by
4 Punakha Drubchen Punakha Dzong, PUNAKHA 18th -27th Feb Mar 09-11
5 Punakha Tshechu Punakha Dzong, PUNAKHA 22nd-24th Feb Mar 12-14
6 Tharpaling Thongdrol Tharpaling Lhakhang, Chummi, BUMTHANG Feb 27 Mar 18
7 Chhorten Kora Chorten Kora, TRASHIYANGTSHE Feb 27 Apr 30
8 Gomphukora Gom Kora Lhakhang,TRASHIGANG Mar 23 Apr 09-11
9 Talo Tshechu Talo Gonpa,PUNAKHA Mar 21-23 Apr 09-11
10 Gasa Tshechu Gasa Dzong, GASA Mar 20-23 Apr 09-11
11  Zhemgang Tshechu Zhemgang Dzong, ZHEMGANG Mar 20-23 Apr 09-11
12 Paro Tshechu Rinpung Dzong, PARO Mar 24-28 Apr 12-16
12 Chhukha Tshechu Chhukha Dzong, Chhukha 13-15th Oct
13 Rhododendron Festival Lamperi Botanical Garden, Dochula, THIMPHU Apr 17-19 Apr 15-17
14 Domkhar Tshechu Domkhar, Chummi, BUMTHANG Apr 22-24 May 11-13
15 Ura Yakchoe Ura Lhakhang, BUMTHANG Apr 24-28 May 13-17
16 Nimalung Tshechu Nimalung Dratshang, Chummi, BUMTHANG Jun 18-20 Jul 07-09
17 Kurjey Tshechu Kurjey Lhakhang, Choekhor, BUMTHANG Jun 20 Jul 09
18 Haa Summer Festival Town Festival Ground, HAA Sep 14-16 Jul 09-10
18 Matsutake Mushroom Festival Genekha, Thimphu Aug 12-13 Aug 15-16
19 Matsutake Festival Ura, BUMTHANG
20 Tour Of The Dragon (Bicycle Race) Bumthang to Thimphu Sep 07 Sep 03
21 Thimphu Drubchen Tashi Chhodzong, THIMPHU Sep 11-13 Oct 01
22 Wangdue Tshechu Tencholing Army Ground, WANGDUEPHODRANG Sep 14-16 Oct 03-05
23 Gangtey Tshechu Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha, WANGDUEPHODRANG Sep 18-20 Oct 07-09
24 Tamshing Phala Chhoepa Tamshing Lhakhang, Choekhor, BUMTHANG Sep 15-17 Oct 05-07
25 Thimphu Tshechu Tashi Chhodzong, THIMPHU Sep 15-17 Oct 05-07
26 Jambay Lhakhang Bumthang Oct 20-23 Nov 08-12
27 Jakar Tshechu Bumthang Oct 12-16 Nov 01-03
28 Thangbi Mewang ThangbiLhakhang, Choekor, Bumthang Sep 18-21 Oct 08-10
29 Jhomolhari Mountain Festival Dangochong, Thimphu Oct 14-15 Oct 14-15
30 Chhukha Tshechu Chhukha Dzong, Chhukha Oct 13-15 Nov 01-03
31 Prakhar Duchhoed Prakar Khakhang, Chumni,
Oct 21-23 Nov 09-11
32 Dechenphu Tshechu Dechenphu Lhakhang,
Oct 15 Nov 03
33 Black Necked Crane Festival Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha,
Nov 11 Nov 11
34 Mongar Tshechu Mongar Dzong, Mongar Nov 11-14 Dec 01-03
35 Trashigang Tshechu Trashigang Dzong,
Dec 01-03
36 Jambay Lhakhang Singye Cham Jambay Lhakhang,
Choekhor, Bumthang
20-23rd Oct Dec 07
37 Pemagatshel Tshechu Pemagatshel Dzong,
18-20th Oct Dec 01-03
38 Nalakhar Tshechu Ngaa Lhakhang, Choekhor,
Nov 19-21 Dec 08-10
39 Druk Wangyel Tshechu Douchula ,
Dec 13 Dec 13
40 Trongsa Tshechu Trongsa Dzong,
11th-15th Dec Dec 30, 2022
to Jan 01, 2022
41 Lhuentse Tshechu Lhuentse Dzong,
11th -15th Dec Dec 30, 2022
to Jan 01, 2022
42 Nabji Lhakhang Drup Nabji Lhakhang, Nabji,

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