Bhutan Festival 2020
Tshechu is a religious festival meaning “tenth day” held annually in various temples, monasteries and
celebrated throughout the country.
Bhutan Festival is a religious event celebrated on the tenth day of a month of the lunar calendar corresponding to the birthday of Guru Rinpoche (Guru Padmasambhava). However, the exact month of the Festival varies from place to place and temple to temple.
Bhutan Festival are grand events where entire communities come together to witness religious mask dances, receive blessings and socialize. In addition to the mask dances, Bhutan Festival also includes colourful Bhutanese dances and other forms of entertainment.
It is believed that everyone must attend a Tshechu (Bhutan Festival) and witness the mask dances at least once in order to receive blessings and wash away their sins. Every mask dance performed during the Bhutan festival has a special meaning or a story behind it and many are based on stories and incidents from as long ago as the 8th century, during the life of Guru Padmasambhava. In monasteries, the mask dances are performed by monks and in remote villages, they are performed jointly by monks and village men.
Two of the most popular Festival in the country are the Paro and Thimphu Tshechus in terms of participation and audience. Besides the locals, many tourists from all across the world who
travel Bhutan are attracted to these unique, colourful and exciting displays of traditional culture.
Bhutan Festival Tour Insights
- Special reception at the airport by the representatives of our company
- Witness the festivals and take stunning photographs even with the performers in their best colourful attires
- Dry picnic at beautiful locations
- Try our National dress and national sports
- Hike to famous temples & monasteries
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