Celebration Time – Festivals in Bhutan
Tsechus (Buddhist festival) are one of the best known festival and the ancient living culture of Bhutan. People from all walks of life gather in a spirit of festivity, celebration and deep faith to honour Guru Rimpoche, the saint who brought Buddhism to Bhutan. And this is also time for family outing and gathering, and rejoice after hardship at the fried for days and months. The time also witnesses most special colorful attire, locked for months.
Festivals in the Land of the Thunder Dragon are rich and happy expressions of its ancient Buddhist culture. These festivals are held in all districts in honour of Guru Rinpoche, the saint who introduced Buddhism to Bhutan in the 8th century. Tsechus are held on auspicious days and months in the Bhutanese calendar, and last up to four days in which a series of highly stylised masked dance rituals are performed.
Festivals are also a big family and social occasion.People dress up in their finest clothes and most resplendent jewelry of coral and turquoise. They pack picnic lunches in their traditional bamboo baskets and stay all day at the festivals which are usually held in the dzongs (fortresses) or at monasteries.
|SL No||Dragon Festival Tours||Duration|
|1||Thimphu Tsechu (11-13 October 2016)||7 Days|
|2||Paro Tsechu (March 2016)||9 Days|
|3||Tangbi Mani Festival||10 Days|
|4||Lhab Jaa (Black-Nacked Crane ) Festival||11 Days|
|5||Ura Tsechu||12 Days|
|6||Jomolhari Mountain Festival||14 Days|