Bhutan Festival Date


Bhutan festivals are very popular within the country. It is one of the most joyous occasions that the Bhutanese people wait for round the year. People from all walks of life come together wearing the best costumes and outfits to witness the Tshechu (festivals) that are performed in the courtyard of the Dzong (fortress), or temples by the clergy or laymen lasting from three to five days. It is also a popular attraction for the tourists and requires the tour reservation of at least 2 months in advance to confirm the Druk-Air tickets and hotels.

The most popular festivals amongst the tourists in Bhutan are of Paro, Punakha, Wangdue, Thimphu and Bumthang. The two popular festivals are dromchoe, a religious festival dance dedicated to Yeshe Gonpo (Mahakala) or Palden Lhamo, the two main protective deities of the Drukpas and the tshechu dedicated to Guru Rinpoche, to commemorate his remarkable actions. Dancers wear spectacular costumes made of bright silk and rich brocade, ornate hats or masks which may represent animals, skulls, fearsome deities or the manifestation of Guru Rinpoche. Each festival dance has its own religious significance and interpretation.

If you are interested in Bhutan festivals, have a look on Bhutan festival dates to combine your Bhutan cultural or special interest tour with one of the festivals in your itinerary.
Bhutan Festivals Date




Thimphu DrupchenThimphuSept 20 - Sept 24
Wangdue Tshechu WangduephodrangSept 23 - Sept 25
Gangtey Tshechu Gangtey Gonpa, WangdueSept 23 - Sept 25
Tamshing Phala Tamshing, Bumthang Sept 24 - Sept 26
Thimphu Tshechu ThimphuSept 25 - Sept 27
Gasa Tshechu GasaSept 25 - Sept 27
Thangbi Mani Tangbi, Bumthang Sept 29 - Oct 1
Shingkhar Rabney Shingkhar, Bumthang Oct 20 - Oct 24
Jakar Tshechu Jakar Dzong, Bumthang Oct 22 - Oct 25
Jambay Lhakhang Drup Bumthang Oct 29 - Nov 2
Prakhar Kuchod Prakhar, BumthangOct 30 - Nov 1
Sumdrang Kangsol Ura, BumthangNov 11 - Nov 13
Crane Festival Gangtey Gonpa, Wangdue Nov 11
Mongar TshechuMongar Nov 20 - Nov 23
Pemagatshel Tshechu PemagatshelNov 20 - Nov 23
Trashigang Tshechu Trashigang Nov 21 - Nov 24
Tang Namkha Rabney Tang-BumthangNov 21 - Nov 23
Jambay Lhakhang ChamBumthang Nov 28
Chojam Rabney Tang, BumthangNov 27 - Nov 29
Nalakhar Tshechu BumthangNov 28 - Nov 30
Trongsa Tshechu Trongsa Dec 21 - Dec 23
Lhuentse Tshechu LhuentseDec 21 - Dec 23
Nabji Lhakhang Drup Trongsa28 Dec (2017) -1 Jan (2017)