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Festival

Bhutan festivals are known throughout the word as one of the unique and biggest attraction of crows. For Bhutanese too festivals are considers very secret and mandatory to attend in order to receive blessing. Festivals portray Bhutanese culture and different kinds of folk songs and dances, masked dances, religious costumes are performed. People from various ethnic backgrounds come with food, mannerism, etiquette, etc. and spend the day with their loves ones. It is colorful, joyous and high-spirited, the only time of the year Bhutanese take respite from work and get together.

TENTATIVE FESTIVAL DATES, 2020

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1 BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS MAJESTY JIGME KHESAR NAMGYEL WANGCHUCK Changlimithang             Ground, Thimphu 21st  – 23rd  February
2 PELDEN LHAMOI DRUPCHEN/ FESTIVAL OF MAHAKALI Trongsa Dzong,  Trongsa 28th Feb – 1st Mar
3 PUNAKHA DRUBCHEN Punakha Dzong,         Punakha 28th Feb- 03rd Mar
4 PHURBA DUBCHEN Doedel Pemacholing Lhakhang, Ramjar, Trashiyangtse 1st -8th Mar
5 TRASHIYANGTSE ANNUAL TSHECHU Tokaphu Lhakhang, Tongzhang, Trashiyangtse 02nd -04th Mar
6 KHENGZOR TSHECHU Khengzor Lhakhang,    Khar, Pemagatshel 4th -6th Mar
7 LICHIBI TSECHU Lichibi,  zhemgang 5th Mar
8 PUNAKHA TSHECHU Punakha Dzong,        Punakha 05th -07th Mar
9 NAKTSHANG TSECHU Nyalamdung Naktshang, Khoma ,Lhuntse 5th – 8th Mar
10 NGANGLAM TSHECHU Nganglam Lhakhang, Zobel, Pemagatshel 7th -9th Mar
11 TANGSIBI MANI Tangsibi Lhakhang, Ura,  Bumthang 8th -12th Mar
12 THARPALING THONGDROL Tharpaling Lhakhang,   Chumey,Bumthang 9th Mar
13 CHENGA KORA Chorten Kora, Trashiyangtse 09th Mar
14 CHUZANGANG TSECHU Chuzangang Lhakhang,  Serzhong,  Sarpang 9th -11th Mar
15 ZHURI DUECHOED Zhuri Lhakhang, Chumey,      Bumthang 19th -20th Mar
16 GAYDEN CHOEDPA Gayden Lhakhang, Ura,       Bumthang 22nd -24th Mar
17 NAMGANG KORA Chorten Kora, Trashiyangtse 24th Mar
18 KHARPHU LHASOL Bjoka Trong,  zhemgang 27th Mar
19 ZHEMGANG DZONGKHAG TSECHU Zhemgang Dzong, Zhemgang 31st Mar- 3rd April
20 GASA TSECHU Gasa Dzong, Gasa 31st Mar – 3rd April
21 TSIRANG TSHECHU Ragbey Dratshang, Tsirang 1st-3rd April
22 TALO TSECHU Talo Monastry, Punakha 01st -03rd April
23 GOMKORA TSHECHU – Gomphu Kora,    Trashiyangtse 03rd April
24 PREWCHOED Buli/Tali/Nangkhor,  zhemgang 03rd April
25 DZONGDRA TSHECHU Dzongdrakha Lhakhang, Luni, Paro 03rd – 9th April
26 PARO TSHECHU CHHENMO Ringpung Deyangkha,

Paro

4th -8th April
27 KHOMSHAR TSECHU Khomshar, zhemgang 8th -10th April
28 RHODODENDRON FESTIVAL Lamperi Botanical Garden,             Dochula, Thimphu 17th – 19th  April
29 RAWABI TSHECHU Rawabi Goenpa, Maenbi, Lhuentse 1st -3rd May
30 TASHICHOLING LHAKHANG TSHECHU Tashicholing Lhakhang, Yurung, Pemagatshel 1st -3rd May
31 DUNGKHAR TSHECHU Dungkhar Lhakhang, Khar,             Pemagatshel 1st -3rd May
32 DUNGMED TSHECHU Dungmed Lhakhang, Pemagatshel 1st -3rd May
33 NEYPHU MANI Neyphu Goenpa Shaba Gewog 3rd May
34 DOMKHAR TSHECHU Domkhar Lhakhang,              Chumey, Bumthang 3rd – 5th May
35 URA YAKCHOED Ura Lhakhang, Ura,          Bumthang 4th -8th May
36 DUMATI TSECHU Dumati, Lichibi,  zhemgang 17th May
37 DOLAY DRUPCHEN Taktshang Pelphu 23rd May – 1st June
38 PREW KHOWCHUNG Gangzur, Lhuntse 1st June
39 PREW Jasabi , Kurtoe, Lhuentse 1st – 3rd June
40 BONCHOED Trong/Dangkhar,  zhemgang 04th June
41 ZOBEL TSHECHU Zobel Lhakhang, Zobel,      Pemagatshel 4th -6th June
42 DER-CHOED Bjoka Trong,  zhemgang 27th -30th June
43 DECHENLING TSHECHU Dechenling Lhakhang, Dechenling, Pemagatshel 28th -30th June
44 NIMALUNG TSHECHU Nimalung Dratshang, Bumthang 28th -30th June
45 DUNGSINGMA TSHECHU Dungsingma, Yurung       Pemagatshel 30th June
46 KURJEY TSHECHU Kurjey Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang 30th June
47 KHAMDANG TENDRA TSHECHU Shaksinggoenpa, Khamdang,   Trashiyangtse 30th June
48 TRELDHA TSHECHU Geokar Lhakhang, Yalang, Trashiyangtse 30th June
49 THE SAKTEN TSHECHU Yuejug, Sakteng 30th June
50 HA FESTIVAL All Chiwogs in Jarey, Lhuentse 30th June – 4th July
51 THE HAA SUMMER FESTIVAL Dzongkhag Ground, Upper market, Haa 2nd weekend of July (11-12)
52 HUNGLA CHOKHOR Tokaphu Lhakhang, Tongzhang, Trashiyangtse 17th -19th Aug
53 LHAMOI DOEY-PHANG Ringpung Dzong, Paro 18th Aug
54 MERAK TSECHU/ SEMI NOMAD FESTIVAL Gengo, Merak 18th -19th Aug
55 A-HOI BONCHOED Bjoka Trong,  zhemgang 22nd Aug
56 MATSUTAKE MUSHROOM FESTIVAL Genekha, Thimphu 22nd -23rd Aug
57 DONGDORLA DUECHOED Bjoka Trong,  zhemgang 25th -28 Aug
58 TAKILA CHHAM  Takila Lhakhang, Lhuentse 31st Aug – 3rd Sept
59 KESIBI CHAA Kesibi Lhakhang, Maenbi, Lhuentse 4th -6th Sept
60 TOUR OF THE DRAGON (Mountain Bike Race) Bumthang to Thimphu 7th Sept
61 CHUKOR Shaksinggoenpa, Khamdang, Trashi Yangtse 07th -17th Sept
62 CHHA Chhusa & Zimpong, Kurtoe, Lhuentse 19th -21st Sept
63 THIMPHU DROMCHOE Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu 22nd Sept
64 BUM TASHI FESTIVAL  Gasa Dzong, Gasa 23rd Sept
65 DROMCHE Rinpung Dzong, Paro 23rd Sept
66 GOENPUNG TSHECHU Shumar/Goenpun, Pemagatshel 24th -26th Sept
67 KOTHAKPA TSHECHU Shumar/Kothakpa, Pemagatshel 24th -26th Sept
68 HAA TSECHU Lhakhang karpo,  Haa 24th -26th Sept
69 WANGDUE TSHECHU Tencholing Army Ground, Wangduephodrang 24th -26th Sept
70 TERCHEN DRUPCHEN Kichu lhakhang 24th Sept – 7th Oct
71 GELING GOENPA TSHECHU Geyling Goenpa,           Chukha 25th -26th Sept
72 DORJITSE LAMAI KUCHOED Dorji  Gompa, Tang, Bumthang 25th -27th Sept
73 SHAKSINGGOENPA TRADIONAL CHAM TSHECHU Shaksinggoenpa, Khamdang, Trashiyangtse 25th -27th  Sept
74 JANGCHUBLING WANG  Gangzur, Lhuentse 26th Sept
75 THIMPHU TSHECHU Tashi Chhodzong,         Thimphu 26th -28th Sept
76 TAMSHING PHALA CHOEDPA Tamshing Lhakhang,            Choekhor, Bumthang 26th -28th Sept
77 NEY, JANG AND GANGZUR CHHA Gangzur, Lhuentse 28th -29th Sept
78 DUNGSINGMA TSHECHU Dungsingma, Yurung ,  Pemagatshel 29th Sept – 1st Oct
79 NANGKOR TSHECHU Shumar, Pemagatshel 29th Sept – 1st Oct
80 GANGTEY TSHECHU Gangtey Goenpa, Phobjikha,  Wangduephodrang. 29th Sept – 01st Oct
81 THANGBI MEWANG Thangbi Lhakhang,            Choekor, Bumthang 29th sept-02 Oct
82 KADAM TSHECHU Kadam Lhakhang,           Khar, Pemagatshel 30th Sept –  2nd Oct
83 PHUENTSHOLING THROMDE TSECHU Pelden Tashichoelling Shedra, Phuentsholing 01st Oct
84 KHOMSHAR KHARPHU Khomshar, zhemgang 1st Oct
85 DANKALA MANI (MANTRA)/TSHECHU- Dankala lhakhang Shaba, Paro 1st Oct
86 LAYA AULAY Laya, Gasa 3rd -5th Oct
87 JOMOLHARI MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL Jangkothang, Upper Paro 14th – 15th  Oct
88 SHINGKHAR RABNEY Shingkhar Lhakhang,         Ura, Bumthang

22nd -26th Oct

89 “BHO-YAK”- Janka-kha at upper valley of Haa. 23rd Oct
90 ROYAL HIGHLANDER FESTIVAL Laya, Gasa 23rd – 24th Oct
91 JAKAR TSHECHU Jakar Dzong, Bumthang 23rd -27th Oct
92 CHUKHA TSHECHU Chukha Ngedrubtse           Dzong, Chukha 24th -26th Oct
93 LANYIRI TSHECHU Lanyiri Lhakhang, Dungmin, Pemagatshel 24th -26th Oct
94 UGYENCHOLING KANGSEL Ugyencholing Dzong, Tang, Bumthang

24th -26th Oct

95 TSHEBAR TSHECHU Tshebar Lhakhang,     Khar, Pemagatshel 25th -27th Oct
96 GOENKAR TSECHU Goenkar, Khoma, Lhuentse 25th -27th Oct
97 DECHENPHUG TSECHU Dechenphug lhakhang, Thimphu 26th Oct
98 DUNGMED TSHECHU Dungmed Lhakhang,Dungmin, Pemagatshel 29th -31st Oct
99 PEMAGATSHEL TSHECHU Pemagatshel Dzong, Pemagatshel 29th -31st Oct
100 CHANGANGKHA LHAKHANG TSECHU Changangkha Lhakhang Thimphu 30th Oct
101 TSHEPAMI THRONGDREL Ringpung Deyangkha, Paro 31st Oct
102 JAMBAY LHAKANG SINGYE CHAM Jambay Lhakhang, Choekhor,Bumthang 31st Oct -03rd Nov
103 JAMBAY LHAKANG DRUP Jambay Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang 31st Oct-03rd Nov
104 PRAKAR DUECHOE Prakar Lhakang, Bumthang 1st -3rd Nov
105 PANBANG TSECHU Sonamthang Dratshang,  zhemgang 05th -07th Nov
106 SERZHONG TSECHU Do-Ngag Kuenzangcholing Lhakhang, Serzhong,  Sarpang 7th Nov
107 BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS MAJESTY JIGME SINGYE WANGCHUCK Venue: Changlimithang      Ground, Thimphu 11th  November
108 BLACK-NECKED CRANE FESTIVAL – Gangtey Goenpa, Phobjikha,  Wangduephodrang. 11 November
109 BIRD FESTIVAL Tingtibi, zhemgang 11th -13th Nov
110 SUMTHRANG KANGSEL Sumthrang Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang

11th -15th No

111 KHOMSHAR KATAG Khomshar,  zhemgang 14th Nov
112 YESHEY GOENPOI DRUPCHEN/ FESTIVAL OF MAHAKALA Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa 19th -21st Nov
113 MONGAR TSECHU Mongar Dzong, Mongar 21st -24th Nov
114 TANG NAMKHAR RABNEY Tang Namkhar Lhakhang, Tang, Bumthang 23rd – 24th  Nov
115 DECHENLING TSHECHU Dechenling Lhakhang, Dechenling, Pemagatshel 22nd -24th Nov
116 MENCHU PEMAPHUENDEY Norbugang, Pemagatshel 22nd -24th Nov
117 PEMA YOESELCHOLING GOENPA TSECHU- Kencholing,  Geog : Shompangkhag, Sarpang 23rd -25th Nov
118 GEOKAR LHAKHANG TSHECHU Geokar Lhakhang, Yalang, Trashiyangtse 24th -29th Nov
119 CHHA FESTIVAL Tayalawa, Tshangngo Lhuentse 25th -29th Nov
120 DOEDEL PEMACHOLING TSHECHU Doedel Pemacholing Lhakhang, Ramjar, Trashiyangtse 26th -30th Nov
121 GOSHING TSECHU Goshing Trong,  zhemgang 28th -29th  Nov
122 PHUMITHANG TSECHU Phumithang Dratshang,  zhemgang 28th -30th Nov
123 GAMUNG TSHECHU Shumar/Gamung, Pemagatshel 28th -30th Nov
124 GONGPHU TSECHU Gongphu,  zhemgang 28th -30th Nov
125 BULI TSECHU Buli,  zhemgang 28th -30th Nov
126 KHANGMA TSHECHU Khangma Lhakhang, Yurung, Pemagatshel 29th Nov – 01st Dec
127 BJOKA TSECHU Bjoka Trong,  zhemgang 29th Nov -2nd Dec
128 CHOJAM RABNEY Chojam Lhakahng, Tang, Bumthang 29th Nov-03rd Dec
129 LADRONG RABNEY Ladrong Lhakhang, Jarey, Lhuentse 29th Nov – 3rd Dec
130 BONCHOED Trong/Dangkhar,  zhemgang 30th Nov
131 KHARPHU BONCHOED Shingkhar 30th Nov
132 MAMUNG TSECHU Mamung Trong,  zhemgang 30th Nov
133 TASHIBI TSECHU Tashibi,  zhemgang 30th Nov
134 NANGLA TSECHU Nangla, Trong,  zhemgang 30th Nov
135 BONCHOED Buli/Tali/Kikhar/Nangkhor,  zhemgang 30th Nov
136 THRISA TSECHU Thrisa,  zhemgang 30th Nov- 02 Dec
137 LANGDURBI BONCHOED- Langdurbi, zhemgang 30th Nov – 2nd Dec
138 NGA LHAKHANG ZHI Nga Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang 30th Nov- 03rd Dec
139 BARDO KHARPHU Bardo, zhemgang 30st Nov – 3rd Dec
140 SHINGKHAR TSECHU Shingkhar,  zhemgang 30th Nov- 4th Dec
141 WAMLING TSECHU Wamling,  zhemgang 30th Nov- 04th Dec
142 PANGKHAR CHOEDPA Pangkhar Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 10th -14th Dec
143 JANGCHUBLING TSECHU Gangzur, Lhuentse 12th -13th Dec
144 DRUK WANGYEL TSHECHU  Dochula, Thimphu 13th Dec
145 LOMBA Individual House,  Haa and Paro 13th Dec
146 Dungkar Tshechu Kurtoe, Lhuentse 22nd -25th Dec
147 TRONGSA ANNUAL TSHECHU – Trongsa Dzong,  Trongsa 22nd -26th  Dec
148 Lhuentse Dzong (Lhuentse Tshechu) : Gangzur

Lhuentse

22nd -26th Dec
149 DEKIDLING TSECHU Lungtok Tharchen Goenpa,  Dekidling, Sarpang 24th Dec
150 DAGANA DZONGKHAG TSECHU Tshechupang, Dagana Dzongkhag Administration,   Dagana 25th -29th Dec
151 SAMDRUP JONGKHAR ANNUAL TSECHU Samdrup Jongkhar Rabdey 27th -29th Dec
152 KILUNG CHOTPA Gangzur, Lhuentse 28th -29th Dec
153 SHINGER METO CHOEPDA Shinger Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 29th Dec
154 NABJI LHAKHANG DRUP Nabji Lhakhang, Korphu Gewog, Trongsa 30th   Dec- 1st Jan
155 TRASHIGANG TSHECHU Trashigang Dzong, Trashigang 1st -3rd Jan 2021
156 DAGAPELA TSECHU Dagapela Lobdra/ Lhakhang, Dagana 6th -8th Jan 2-021
157 GYENSAR TORJAB Ringpung Dzong, Paro 12th Jan 2021
158 SARPANG ANNUAL TSECHU Sarpang Rabdey, Gelephu,   Sarpang 21st -23rd Jan 2021
159 TAUSING GONPA TSECHU Gangzur, Lhuentse 22nd -28th Jan 2021
160 PANTANG TSECHU Pantang,  zhemgang 26th -28 Jan, 2021
161 LHAMOIZINGKHA DRUNGKHAG TSECHU Lhamoizingkha Drungkhag Administration,  Dagana 5th -6th Feb 2021