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The Tshechu is festival honouring Guru Padsambhava ‘one who was born from lotus flower’. This Indian saint contributed enormously to the diffusion of Tantric Buddhism in the Himalayan regions of Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan etc. around 800 A.D. He is the founder of the Nyingmapa, the ‘old school’ of Lamaism which still has numerous followers. The biography of Guru is highlighted by 12 episodes of the model of Buddha’s Shakyamuni’s life. Each episode is commemorated around the year on the 10th day of the month by ‘the tshechu’.

The dates and duration of the festivals vary from one district to another but they always take place on or around the 10th day of the month according to the Bhutanese calendar.

During Tshechus, the dances are performed by monks as well as laymen. The Tshechu is a religious festival and by attending it, it is believed one gains merit. It is also a yearly social gathering where the people, dressed in all their finery, come together to rejoice.

 

Festival & events 2017

 

Name Town Start Date End Date
Punakha Drubchen Punakha Mar 04, 2017 Mar 06, 2017
Punakha Tshechu Punakha Mar 07, 2017 Mar 09, 2017
Chhorten Kora Trashi Yangtse Mar 12, 2017 Mar 28, 2017
Tharpaling Thongdrol Bumthang Mar 12, 2017  
Gasa Tshechu Gasa Apr 03, 2017 Apr 06, 2017
Zhemgang Tshechu Zhemgang Apr 04, 2017 Apr 07, 2017
GOMPHUKORA Trashi Yangtse Apr 04, 2017 Apr 06, 2017
Talo Tshechu Punakha Apr 04, 2017 Apr 06, 2017
Paro Tshechu Paro Apr 07, 2017 Apr 11, 2017
Chhukha Tshechu Chukha Apr 09, 2017 Apr 11, 2017
Rhododendron Festival Thimphu Apr 14, 2017 Apr 16, 2017
Domkhar Tshechu Bumthang May 05, 2017 May 07, 2017
Ura Yakchoe Bumthang May 07, 2017 May 10, 2017
Nimalung Tshechu Bumthang Jul 01, 2017 Jul 03, 2017
Kurjey Tshechu Bumthang Jul 03, 2017  
Haa Summer Festival Haa Valley Jul 05, 2017  
Mushroom Festival Thimphu Aug 15, 2017 Aug 16, 2017
Masutaki Mushroom Festival Bumthang Aug 23, 2017 Aug 24, 2017
Thimphu Drubchen Thimphu Sep 26, 2017 Sep 29, 2017
Wangdue Tshechu Wangdue Phodrang Sep 28, 2017 Sep 30, 2017
Tamshing Phala Chhoepa Bumthang Sep 29, 2017 Oct 01, 2017
Thimphu Tshechu Thimphu Sep 30, 2017 Oct 02, 2017
Gangtey Tshechu Wangdue Phodrang Oct 03, 2017 Oct 05, 2017
Thangbi Mani Bumthang Oct 04, 2017 Oct 06, 2017
Jumolhari Mountain Festival Thimphu Oct 14, 2017 Oct 15, 2017
Royal Highland Festival Gasa Oct 23, 2017 Oct 24, 2017
Jakar Tshechu Bumthang Oct 29, 2017 Oct 31, 2017
Dechenphu Tshechu Bumthang Oct 30, 2017  
Jambay Lhakhang Drup Bumthang Nov 04, 2017 Nov 06, 2017
Prakhar Duchhoed Bumthang Nov 05, 2017 Nov 06, 2017
Black Necked Crane Festival Wangdue Phodrang Nov 11, 2017  
Mongar Tshechu Mongar Nov 26, 2017 Nov 28, 2017
Pemagatshel Tshechu Pemagatshel Nov 26, 2017 Nov 28, 2017
Trashigang Tshechu Trashigang Nov 27, 2017 Nov 29, 2017
Jambay Lakhang Singye Cham Bumthang Dec 03, 2017  
Nalakhar Tshechu Bumthang Dec 03, 2017 Dec 05, 2017
Druk Wangyel Tshechu Thimphu Dec 13, 2017  
Trongsa Tshechu Trongsa Dec 26, 2017 Dec 28, 2017
Lhuentse Tshechu Lhuentse Dec 26, 2017 Dec 28, 2017

Bhutan Festival & events 2018

 

Name Town Start Date End Date
Punakha Drubchen Punakha Feb 22, 2018 Feb 24, 2018
Punakha Tshechu Punakha Feb 25, 2018 Feb 27, 2018
Chhorten Kora Trashi Yangtse Mar 02, 2018 Mar 17, 2018
Gomphukora Trashigang Mar 24, 2018 Mar 26, 2018
Paro Tshechu Paro Mar 27, 2018 Mar 31, 2018
Chhukha Tshechu Chukha Mar 29, 2018 Mar 31, 2018
Ura Yakchoe Bumthang Apr 27, 2018 Apr 29, 2018
Nimalung Tshechu Bumthang Jun 21, 2018 Jun 23, 2018
Kurjey Tshechu Bumthang Jun 23, 2018  
Thimphu Drubchen Thimphu Sep 15, 2018 Sep 18, 2018
Wangdue Tshechu Wangdue Phodrang Sep 17, 2018 Sep 19, 2018
Tamshing Phala Chhoepa Bumthang Sep 19, 2018 Sep 21, 2018
Thimphu Tshechu Thimphu Sep 19, 2018 Sep 21, 2018
Thangbi Mani Bumthang Sep 23, 2018 Sep 25, 2018
Jambay Lhakhang Drup Bumthang Oct 24, 2018 Oct 27, 2018
Prakhar Duchhoed Bumthang Oct 25, 2018 Oct 27, 2018
Black Necked Crane Festival Wangdue Phodrang Nov 11, 2018  
Mongar Tshechu Mongar Nov 16, 2018 Nov 18, 2018
Pemagatshel Tshechu Pemagatshel Nov 16, 2018 Nov 18, 2018
Trashigang Tshechu Trashigang Nov 17, 2018 Nov 19, 2018
Nalakhar Tshechu Bumthang Nov 23, 2018 Nov 25, 2018
Druk Wangyel Tshechu Thimphu Dec 13, 2018  
Trongsa Tshechu Trongsa Dec 15, 2018 Dec 17, 2018
Lhuentse Tshechu Lhuentse Dec 15, 2018 Dec 17, 2018