Bhutan Festival Calendar & Event Dates 2023

Bhutan, also known as the Land of the Thunder Dragon, is a country located in the eastern Himalayas. Bhutan is known for its beautiful landscapes, unique culture, and friendly people. One of the most interesting aspects of Bhutanese culture is their festivals, which are celebrated throughout the year.

Bhutanese festivals are called tshechus. The festivals are held on the tenth day of a specific month in the Bhutanese lunar calendar. The dates for the festivals change every year, as they are based on the lunar calendar. Tshechus are religious festivals that are celebrated in honor of Guru Rinpoche, also known as Padmasambhava. Guru Rinpoche is a revered figure in Bhutanese Buddhism, and it is believed that he brought Buddhism to Bhutan in the 7th century.

The tshechus are a time for the Bhutanese people to come together and celebrate their faith, as well as their unique culture.

The festivals are marked by colorful dances, music, and traditional costumes . Each dance has a special meaning, and is performed by monks or laypeople.

If you’re planning a trip to Bhutan, attending a tshechu is a must. The festivals are a great way to experience Bhutanese culture, and to learn more about the country’s rich history and traditions. Druk Heritage Tours can help you plan your trip to Bhutan and make sure you don’t miss any of the festivals.

Bhutanese festivals are a unique and integral part of the country’s culture. From the colorful dances to the beautiful costumes, the festivals are a celebration of Bhutan’s rich heritage and traditions. Attending a tshechu is a must for anyone visiting Bhutan, and Druk Heritage Tours can help make sure you have an unforgettable experience.

One of the most popular tshechus is the Paro Tsechu, which is held in Paro fortress. The festival is celebrated in the spring, and is one of the largest festivals in Bhutan. The highlight of the Paro Tsechu is the mask dance, which is performed by monks. The mask dance tells the story of Guru Rinpoche and his triumph over evil.

Another popular tshechu is the Thimphu Tsechu, which is held in the capital city of Thimphu. The Thimphu Tsechu is known for its grand procession, which includes the display of a giant thangka (a religious painting). The thangka is only displayed for a few hours, and it is believed that those who see it will be blessed.

The Black-Necked Crane Festival is a unique festival that is held in the Phobjikha Valley. The festival is dedicated to the black-necked cranes, which migrate to the valley every winter. The festival includes dances, songs, and cultural performances, and is a celebration of the important role that the cranes play in Bhutanese culture.

Bhutan Festival Calendar & Event Dates 2023

Here is the list of Bhutan Festival Calendar 2023  with tentative dates. The below dates are tentative and can be changed depending on the year calendar. Please contact us in case for tourists, for final confirmation because sometimes dates change without notice and festivals get cancelled.




21st – 23rd February
Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa
25th – 27th February

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