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Festival in Bhutan

“Tshechu”, meaning festival occurs in every district of Bhutan and among the 20 districts that we have, each of the festival takes place once a year to honor Guru Rinpoche who bought tantric form of Buddhism in Bhutan in the 8th century.
People from different part of the world and locals gather to witness and get blessing
It is also the time for the locals to showcase their colourful dresses that time and commonly men wear “Gho” and women wear “kira”.
Families members staying at different places also take a break from their usual work and get together until the festival ends
There are 20 districts in Bhutan and each Festival taking place in respective districts has its own significance

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Royal Highlander Festival | Bhutan Festival Tour | Amedewa Tours & Trek

The Royal Highlander Festival takes place in Laya, a remote village in Bhutan with no motorable road and the only way to reach there is by trekking for 2 days.

This festival is initiated to mark the birth celebration of HRH Gyalsey and also highlander from different part of Bhutan gather to share different ideas on farming with other entertaining events for the day.

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Thimphu Tashichodzong | Bhutan Trip | Amedewa Tours and Trek

Located outside of Thimphu city near the river bank of wang chhu, Tashichodzong serves as office of the king, various government officials and monastic body of Bhutan.

The annual grand Thimphu festival is celebrated at Tashichodzong.

It is a fortress and Buddhist monastery where the spiritual leaders and monastic body reside here during the summer and in Punakha during the winter.

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Phuntsholing Tshechu | Bhutan Festival Tour | Bhutan Tour Agent

Phuntsholing Festival takes place in Chukha Dzongkhag. Mask dances and cultural programs are performed by students from different schools of Phuntsholing and people from different dzongkhags of Bhutan gather to witness the occasion.

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The masks are made from wood, painted and designed colourfully. It takes place in temples and monasteries annually.

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Dechenphug Tshechu | Bhutan Festival Tour | Amedewa Tours and Trek

Dechenphug Tshechu is located in the outskirts of Thimphu, approximately 30 mins drive from hotels in Thimphu city.

The festival is of great importance as it is dedicated to Gay Ngyen Jakpa Melen, the guardian deity of Bhutan.

The sacred dances performed includes Genyen Kunchaam, Shazam Cham, Nga Cham followed by other cultural and classical program.

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Black Necked Crane Festival | Bhutan Tour | Amedewa Tours and Trek

The annual Black Necked Crane Festival creates awareness and importance of conserving the endangered species of Black Necked Crane.

The bird migrates to Phobjikha valley during the winter month and the festival is also celebrated in the month of November.

The festival includes folk dances and songs based on Black Necked Crane themes and other mask dances and cultural program.

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Bho Yak Festival Haa Bhutan | Amedewa Tours & Trek

Bho Yak Festival in Haa is of great significance as it celebrates the victory over the border with the help of Ap Chungdu, a local deity of Bhutan and the celebration honours the deity. It starts as early as 2:30 am where the monastic body recites prayers to appease the deity until 5:30 am. It is then followed by Ap Chundhu’s ride, a well-decorated horse bought to the Lhakhang and then led in Chipdrel procession with singing melodious traditional songs of praises and wishes for the well-being of sentient beings to Janka Kha where the actual event takes place.

The procession is then welcomed by the locals in their best colourful attire.

Event: Buddhist Festival

Venue: Haa

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