Events - December

Pangkhar Choepa

  2 December 2018 – 7 December 2018   Pangkhar Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang

The festival is held at Pangkhar monastery in Ura, Bumthang. Legend has it that when the monastery was under construction, langurs helped at night while humans used to work during …

Druk Wangyel Tshechu

  13 December 2018   Dochula, Thimphu

The Druk Wangyel Tshechu is a unique festival performed by the Royal Bhutan Armey rather than monks or lay people. It is a tribute to the wise leadership of His Majesty Jigme Singy…

Lhuentse Tshechu

  15 December 2018 – 19 December 2018   Gangzur, Lhuentse Dzong, Lhuentse

The festival is held at the Lhuentse Dzong. It draws people from all over the district. The religious mask dances are the main attractions of the festival. It is also the best time…

Trongsa Tshechu

  15 December 2018 – 18 December 2018   Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa

Of the many festivals held in various parts of Trongsa, the grandest is the annual Tshechu. In addition to the traditional mask dances, visitors can witness the unfurling of the sa…

Nabji Lhakhang Drup

  22 December 2018   Nabji Lhakhang, Nabji, Trongsa

The Nabji Lhakhang Drup is celebrated in Nabji village in Trongsa. The festival is held in honor of Guru Rinpoche who is regarded as the second Buddha in Tantric Buddhism and who v…

Samdrup Jongkhar Tshechu

  10 December 2016 – 12 December 2016   Samdrup Jongkhar Dzong, Samdrup Jongkhar

The annual tshechu takes place at the courtyard of the Dzong in Samdrup Jongkhar. It is the biggest festival in the southern district. Several mask dances are performed during the …

Chojam Rabney Festival

  22 November 2018 – 26 November 2018   Chojamrab Lhakhang, Tang, Bumthang

The festival is held at the Chojamrab Lhakhang in Tang valley in Bumthang. It is one of the most important festivals of Tang valley. The festival is presided by the Chojam Lam, a r…

Gelephu Rabney Dratshang Tshechu

  15 December 2018 - 18 December 2018   Rabdelyling, Gelephu, Sarpang

The annual Gelephu tshechu is observed in the third week of December. During the tshechu, monks and lay people perform several religious mask dances. Besides the religious dancers …

Dagapela Tshechu

  29 December 2018 – 31 December 2018   Goshi, Dagapela, Dagana

The Dagapela Tshechu is observed exactly a fortnight after the Dagana Tshechu. Dagapela is a small settlement south-east of Dagana town. The Dagapela Tshechu attracts as large a cr…

Dungkhor Tshechu

  15 December 2018 - 17 December 2018   Dungkhar Lhakhang, Khar, Pemagatshel

A distinction of Dungkhar Tshechu is that people are given the blessing of the Lake. During this festival, the local deity of Khar village, Nalu Thoepa, is propitiated and offering…