Bhutan Festivals

A Tsechu is a Buddhist festival in honour of Buddhist Saint Padmasambhava, popularly known as ‘Guru Rimpoche’, the saint who was responsible for introducing Buddhism to Bhutan. The Tsechu draws hundreds of Bhutanese people in a spirit of reverence, blessing, festivity and celebration, and is one of the best ways to discover the rich cultural heritage of Bhutan. The Tsechu comes to life with colour, music, dance and drama as villagers and townspeople gather to witness the masked dances, sword dances and other sacred rituals. These events, most of which are performed by monks in colourful and elaborate costumes bring blessings to the onlookers, as well as instructing them about the Buddhist Dharma.

There are various Tsechus held all year around at temples, Dzongs and monasteries throughout Bhutan.

Thimphu Tshechu Festival

The highlight of Thimphu Tsechu is the showcase of ethnic folk dance in the famo...

  • Place

    Thimpu, Bhutan

  • Date

    Oct 05, 2016

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Paro Tsechu Festival

Paro Tsechu is a short festival tour to Paro in Bhutan to witness the festival ...

  • Place

    Paro

  • Date

    Mar 17, 2016

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