Events - December

Pangkhar Choepa

  24 December 2016 – 29 December 2016   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 2016   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…

Dungkar Tshechu

  7 December 2016 – 9 December 2016   Dungkar Choeji Ngatshang, Kurtoe, Lhuentse

This is a popular annual festival in Lhuentse. It is held at the Dungkar Ngatshang in Lhuentse. While many sacred mask dances are performed, one of the main highlights of the festi…

Lhuentse Tshechu

  7 December 2016 – 10 December 2016   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

  8 December 2016 – 10 December 2016   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

  12 December 2016 – 14 December 2016   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 …

Tang Namkha Rabney

  8 December 2016 – 9 December 2016   Namkha Lhakhang, Tang, Bumthang

The Tang Namkha Lhakhang Rabney is a three-day annual festival commemorating the founding of the Namkha Lhakhang by Lama Namkha Samdrup. It is also performed for the peace and pros…

Dremetse Tshechu

  11 December 2016 – 13 December 2016   Dremetse Lhakhang, Dremetse, Mongar

The Dremetse Tshechu is one of the most important festivals in eastern Bhutan. It was here that the popular Dremetse Ngacham (Dance of the Drums from Dremetse) was born. The mask d…

Chojam Rabney Festival

  12 December 2016 – 16 December 2016   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…

Dagana Tshechu

  19 December 2016 – 23 December 2016   Tseza, Dagana

The five-day Dagana Tshechu takes place in the early week of the New Year. It brings together Bhutanese folks from all walks of life, to observe and partake in this annual festival…

Nalakhar Tshechu

  13 December 2016 – 15 December 2016   Ngaa Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang

The festival is held at the Ngaa Lhakhang in Nalakhar village in Bumthang. The three-day festival is one of the popular festivals in the Choekhor valley and attracts people from al…