Bhutan Festival Dates 2020

There are five sensory fields of liberation in Vijrayana Buddhism: Seeing (thongdrol), hearing (thodrol), touching (regdrol), reminiscing (drendrol) and testing (nyongdrol). The sacred dances of Bhutan offer a well-rounded spiritual experience in all the fields.

Some of the popular Bhutan festivals are Paro Tshechu, Punakha Festival and Thimphu Festival. Below given dates are the Bhutan festival dates for 2020 to choose upon.

Bhutan Festivals Dates 2020

Watching sacred dances is believed to remove five outer obstacles, five inner illnesses and five secret delusions. Five outer obstacles are caused by the planet of the upper world, mountain gods of the intermediate world, earth spirits, serpents and death spirits.

SL # FESTIVAL PLACE DATE
1 Punakha Drubchen Punakha Dzong, Punakha 2nd -4th March
2 Punakha Tshechu Punakha Dzong, Punakha 5th -7th March
3 Tharpaling Thongdrol Tharpaling Lhakhang,
Chumi, Bumthang
9th March
4 Gomphukora Gom Kora Lhakhang,
Trashigang
1st  -3rd  April
5 Talo Tshechu Talo Gonpa, Punakha 1st  -3rd  April
6 Gasa Tshechu Gasa Dzong, Gasa 1st  -3rd April
7 Zhemgang Tshechu Zhemgang Dzong, Zhemgang 1st  -3rd  April
8 Paro Tshechu Rinpung Dzong, Paro 4th – 8th  April (Thongdrel on last day)
9 Chhorten Kora Chorten Kora, Trashiyangtshe 8th  April & 22nd April
10 Domkhar Tshechu Domkhar, Chumni, Bumthang. 3rd -5th May
11 Ura Yakchoe Ura Lhakhang, Bumthang 4th  – 8th  May
12 Nimalung Tshechu Nimalung Dratshang,
Chumni, Bumthang
30th  June– 1st  July
13 Kurjey Tshechu Kurjey Lhakhang,
Choekhor, Bumthang
30th  June
14 Tour of the Dragon Bumthang to Thimphu 5th  Sept
15 Thimphu Drubchen Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu 22nd  Sept
16 Wangdue Tshechu Tencholing Army Ground,
Wangduephodrang.
24th    – 26th Sept
17 Tamshing Phala Chhoepa Tamshing lhakhang,
Bumthang
26th  – 28th  Sept
18 Thimphu Tshechu Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu 26th  – 28th  Sept
19 Gangtey Tshechu Gangtey Gonpa,
Phobjikha.
28th Sept – 1st  Oct(Thongdrel on last day)
20 Thangbi Mani Tangbi Lhakhang, Choekor,Bumthang 29th Sept– 2nd    Oct
21 Jakar Tshechu Jakar Dzong, Choekhor,Bumthang. 23rd -27th  Oct
Q. What are the most popular festival tours in Bhutan?
A.The most popular festival tours in Bhutan are Paro Festival, Punakha and Thimphu Festival.


Q. Why do Bhutan host so many festivals in different parts of the country?
A. Every dzongkhag has their own rights to host and we should follow our ancestors and Buddhism steps to follow on what is Tshechu (Festival)

Q. What are the five sensory fields of liberation in Vijrayana Buddhism?
A.The five sensory fields of liberation in Vijrayana Buddhism are: Seeing (thongdrol), hearing (thodrol), touching (regdrol), reminiscing (drendrol) and testing (nyongdrol).

Q. Can i customize itinerary on my own?
A. Yes, you can customize itinerary based on your own requirements.