Bhutan Festival dates

Bhutan Festival dates

Plan your trip to Bhutan and experience its vibrant culture and rich traditions firsthand with Wind Horse Tours’ comprehensive guide to Bhutan’s festivals.

Bhutan’s festivals, known as Tshechus, are deeply rooted in Buddhist traditions and celebrated with great enthusiasm throughout the country. From the iconic Paro Tshechu to the lively Thimphu Tshechu, each festival offers a unique glimpse into Bhutanese culture, featuring masked dances, religious rituals, and vibrant performances.

Our Bhutan festival calendar provides you with the dates and locations of these significant events, allowing you to plan your trip accordingly. Whether you’re interested in witnessing the sacred dances at the Punakha Drubchen or experiencing the spiritual atmosphere of the Jambay Lhakhang Drup in Bumthang, our detailed calendar ensures you can tailor your itinerary to include these memorable experiences.

Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and colors of Bhutan’s festivals and create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.

Please note that Bhutan Festival dates are based on the lunar calendar, and some events may be subject to change without notice. By clicking on the name of a particular festival, visitors can access more detailed information such as daily programs, photos, videos, and more.

Tshechus in Bhutan serve as both religious and social gatherings, fostering social bonding among people from remote villages. These events also host large markets, contributing to vibrant commerce. The Thimphu Tshechu, Paro Tshechu, and Jambay Lhakhang Drup are among the largest Tshechus in terms of participation and audience. Additionally, other significant national events such as the National Day on December 17th and the birthdays of the 4th King on November 11th and the 5th King on February 21st and 22nd are celebrated grandly throughout the country each year.

In addition to the Bhutan Festival dates below, please find the annual calendar with National holidays for 2024 published by Kuensel News – Download PDF

2024 Festival Dates for Bhutan

Festival Name Place From Till
Domkhar Tsechu Chumey, Bumthang Apr 18, 2024 Apr 20, 2024
Ura Yakchoe Ura Bumthang Apr 20, 2024 Apr 24, 2024
Nimalung Tsechu Nimalung Monastery, Chumey, Bumthang Jun 14, 2024 Jun 16, 2024
Kurjey Tsechu Bumthang Aug 16, 2024 Aug 16, 2024
Tour of the Dragon Bumthang to Thimphu Sep 02, 2024
Thimphu Drubchen Thimphu Sep 10, 2024 Sep 10, 2024
Wangdue Tshechu Wangdiphodrang Sep 11, 2024 Sep 13, 2024
Thimphu Tshechu Thimphu Sep 13, 2024 Sep 15, 2024
Tamshingphala Choedpa Bumthang Sep 13, 2024 Sep 15, 2024
Gangtey Tsechu Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha Sep 16, 2024 Sep 18, 2024
Thangbi Mani Festival Bumthang Sep 18, 2024 Sep 19, 2024
Jomolhari Mountain Festival Dagochong (near Chomolhari Base) Oct 14, 2024 Oct 15, 2024
Prakar Duchhoed Chumey Valley, Bumthang Nov 06, 2024 Nov 08, 2024
Chhukha Tsechu Chukha Dzong Nov 09, 2024 Nov 11, 2024
Pemagatshel Tsechu Pemagatshel Nov 09, 2024 Nov 11, 2024
Jakar Tsechu Jakar, Bumthang Nov 10, 2024 Nov 12, 2024
Dechenphu Tshechu Dechenphu Lhakhang Thimphu Nov 11, 2024
Black Necked Crane Festival Gangtey Monastery, Phobjikha Nov 11, 2024 Nov 11, 2024
Jambay Lhakhang Drup Bumthang Nov 15, 2024 Nov 18, 2024
Nalakhar Tsechu Bumthang Nov 15, 2024 Nov 17, 2024
Mongar Tsechu Mongar Nov 28, 2024 Dec 10, 2024
Phuntsholing Tshechu Phuentsholing Dec 08, 2024 Dec 10, 2024
Trashigang Tsechu Trashigang Dec 09, 2024 Dec 11, 2024
Druk Wangyel Festival Dochula Pass Dec 13, 2024 Dec 13, 2024
Nabji Lhakhang Drup Festival Nabji, Trongsa Dec 15, 2024 Dec 16, 2024
Jambay Lhakhang Singye Cham Jambay Lhakhang, Bumthang Dec 15, 2024 Dec 15, 2024
National Day of Bhutan Dec 17, 2024 Dec 17, 2024
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