Bhutan Festivals Dates 2018

Bhutan Festivals Dates 2018: Celebrations in the Land of the Thunder Dragon are rich and upbeat articulations of its old Buddhist culture. These celebrations are held in all locale to pay tribute to Guru Rinpoche, the holy person who acquainted Buddhism with Bhutan in the eighth century. Tsechus are hung on favorable days and months in the Bhutanese schedule, and last up to four days in which a progression of exceptionally stylized covered move customs are performed.

Celebrations are likewise a major family and social events. Individuals spruce up in their finest garments and most radiant adornments of coral and turquoise. They pack excursion snacks in their conventional bamboo wicker bin and remain throughout the day at the celebrations which are typically held in the dzongs (posts) or at religious communities.

Bhutan Festivals Dates 2018

In the background, the priests set themselves up for a considerable length of time in front of the celebration, engaged with profound petition and contemplation before the celebration. The priests perform uncommon conceal moves that are motivations of edified creatures ever; and the Bhutanese trust that viewing these supernatural moves is fundamental to pick up edification.

Bhutan Festivals Dates 2018 – Plan your Bhutan Tour

Festival Name Town Start Date End Date
Punakha Drubchen Punakha. Feb 22, 2018.  Feb 24, 2018.
Punakha Tsechu Punakha. Feb 25, 2018. Feb 27, 2018.
Chhorten Kora Trashi Yangtse. Mar 02, 2018. Mar 17, 2018.
Gomphukora Trashigang. Mar 24, 2018. Mar 26, 2018.
Paro Tshechu Paro. Mar 27, 2018. Mar 31, 2018.
Chhukha Tshechu Chukha. Mar 29, 2018. Mar 31, 2018.
Rhododendron Festival Thimphu. Apr 20, 2018. Apr 22, 2018.
Ura Yakchoe Bumthang. Apr 27, 2018. Apr 29, 2018.
Nimalung Tshechu Bumthang. Jun 21, 2018. Jun 23, 2018.
Kurjey Tshechu Bumthang. Jun 23, 2018.
Thimphu Drubchen Thimphu. Sep 15, 2018. Sep 18, 2018.
Wangdue Tshechu Wangdue Phodrang. Sep 17, 2018. Sep 19, 2018.
Tamshing Phala Chhoepa Bumthang. Sep 19, 2018. Sep 21, 2018.
Thimphu Tshechu Thimphu. Sep 19, 2018. Sep 21, 2018.
Thangbi Mani Bumthang. Sep 23, 2018. Sep 25, 2018.
Jambay Lhakhang Drup Bumthang. Oct 24, 2018. Oct 27, 2018.
Prakhar Duchhoe Bumthang. Oct 25, 2018. Oct 27, 2018.
Black Necked Crane Festival Wangdue Phodrang. Nov 11, 2018.
Mongar Tshechu Mongar. Nov 16, 2018. Nov 18, 2018.
Druk Wangyel Tshechu Thimphu. Dec 13, 2018.
Trongsa Tshechu Trongsa. Dec 15, 2018. Dec 17, 2018.


It is believed that everyone must attend a Tshechu and witness the mask dances at least once to in order to receive blessings and wash away their sins. Every mask dance performed during a Tshechu 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 Tshechus in the country are the Paro and Thimphu Tshechus in terms of participation and audience. Besides the locals many tourists from across the world are attracted to these unique, colorful and exciting displays of traditional culture.