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 NameTownStart DateEnd Date
Punakha DrubchenPunakha.Feb 22, 2018. Feb 24, 2018.
Punakha TsechuPunakha.Feb 25, 2018.Feb 27, 2018.
Chhorten KoraTrashi Yangtse.Mar 02, 2018.Mar 17, 2018.
GomphukoraTrashigang.Mar 24, 2018.Mar 26, 2018.
Paro TshechuParo.Mar 27, 2018.Mar 31, 2018.
Chhukha TshechuChukha.Mar 29, 2018.Mar 31, 2018.
Rhododendron FestivalThimphu.Apr 20, 2018.Apr 22, 2018.
Ura YakchoeBumthang.Apr 27, 2018.Apr 29, 2018.
Nimalung TshechuBumthang.Jun 21, 2018.Jun 23, 2018.
Kurjey TshechuBumthang.Jun 23, 2018.
Thimphu DrubchenThimphu.Sep 15, 2018.Sep 18, 2018.
Wangdue TshechuWangdue Phodrang.Sep 17, 2018.Sep 19, 2018.
Tamshing Phala ChhoepaBumthang.Sep 19, 2018.Sep 21, 2018.
Thimphu TshechuThimphu.Sep 19, 2018.Sep 21, 2018.
Thangbi ManiBumthang.Sep 23, 2018.Sep 25, 2018.
Jambay Lhakhang DrupBumthang.Oct 24, 2018.Oct 27, 2018.
Prakhar DuchhoeBumthang.Oct 25, 2018.Oct 27, 2018.
Black Necked Crane FestivalWangdue Phodrang.Nov 11, 2018.
Mongar TshechuMongar.Nov 16, 2018.Nov 18, 2018.
Druk Wangyel TshechuThimphu.Dec 13, 2018.
Trongsa TshechuTrongsa.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.