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 NamePlaceFromTill
Kurjey TsechuBumthangAug 16, 2024Aug 16, 2024
Tour of the DragonBumthang to ThimphuSep 02, 2024
Thimphu DrubchenThimphuSep 10, 2024Sep 10, 2024
Wangdue TshechuWangdiphodrangSep 11, 2024Sep 13, 2024
Tamshingphala ChoedpaBumthangSep 13, 2024Sep 15, 2024
Thimphu TshechuThimphuSep 13, 2024Sep 15, 2024
Gangtey TsechuGangtey Gonpa, PhobjikhaSep 16, 2024Sep 18, 2024
Thangbi Mani FestivalBumthangSep 18, 2024Sep 19, 2024
Jomolhari Mountain FestivalDagochong (near Chomolhari Base)Oct 14, 2024Oct 15, 2024
Prakar DuchhoedChumey Valley, BumthangNov 06, 2024Nov 08, 2024
Chhukha TsechuChukha DzongNov 09, 2024Nov 11, 2024
Pemagatshel TsechuPemagatshelNov 09, 2024Nov 11, 2024
Jakar TsechuJakar, BumthangNov 10, 2024Nov 12, 2024
Dechenphu TshechuDechenphu Lhakhang ThimphuNov 11, 2024
Black Necked Crane FestivalGangtey Monastery, PhobjikhaNov 11, 2024Nov 11, 2024
Jambay Lhakhang DrupBumthangNov 15, 2024Nov 18, 2024
Nalakhar TsechuBumthangNov 15, 2024Nov 17, 2024
Mongar TsechuMongarNov 28, 2024Dec 10, 2024
Phuntsholing TshechuPhuentsholingDec 08, 2024Dec 10, 2024
Trashigang TsechuTrashigangDec 09, 2024Dec 11, 2024
Druk Wangyel FestivalDochula PassDec 13, 2024Dec 13, 2024
Nabji Lhakhang Drup FestivalNabji, TrongsaDec 15, 2024Dec 16, 2024
Jambay Lhakhang Singye ChamJambay Lhakhang, BumthangDec 15, 2024Dec 15, 2024
National Day of BhutanDec 17, 2024Dec 17, 2024
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