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.

2022 Festival Dates for Bhutan

Festival Name Place From Till
Punakha Festival Punakha Dzong Mar 09, 2022 Mar 14, 2022
Tharpaling Thongdrol Festival Bumthang Mar 18, 2022
Zhemgang Tshechu Zhengang Apr 09, 2022 Apr 11, 2022
Talo Tsechu Talo Apr 09, 2022 Apr 11, 2022
Gomphu Kora Tashigang Apr 09, 2022 Apr 11, 2022
Gasa Tsechu Gasa Dzong Apr 09, 2022 Apr 11, 2022
Dzongdrakha Festival (1 - first day) Paro Apr 11, 2022 Apr 17, 2022
Paro Tsechu Paro Apr 12, 2022 Apr 16, 2022
Rhododendron Festival Lampari Botanical Garden Apr 15, 2022 Apr 17, 2022
Chorten Kora 1 Tashiyangtse Apr 30, 2022
Domkhar Tsechu Chumey, Bumthang May 11, 2022 May 13, 2022
Ura Yakchoe Ura Bumthang May 13, 2022 May 17, 2022
Nimalung Tsechu Nimalung Jul 07, 2022 Jul 09, 2022
Alpine Summer Festival Haa Jul 09, 2022 Jul 10, 2022
Kurjey Tsechu Bumthang Jul 09, 2022
Thimphu Drubchen Thimphu Oct 01, 2022 Oct 03, 2022
Wangdue Tshechu Wangdiphodrang Oct 03, 2022 Oct 05, 2022
Tamshingphala Choedpa Bumthang Oct 05, 2022 Oct 07, 2022
Thimphu Tshechu Thimphu Oct 05, 2022 Oct 07, 2022
Gangtey Tsechu Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha Oct 07, 2022 Oct 09, 2022
Thangbi Mani Festival Bumthang Oct 08, 2022 Oct 10, 2022
Jomolhari Mountain Festival Jomulhari Base Camp Oct 14, 2022 Oct 15, 2022
Jakar Tsechu Bumthang Nov 01, 2022 Nov 03, 2022
Chhukha Tsechu Chukha Dzong Nov 01, 2022 Nov 03, 2022
Dechenphu Tshechu Dechenphu Lhakhang Thimphu Nov 03, 2022
Jambay Lhakhang Drup Bumthang Nov 08, 2022 Nov 12, 2022
Prakar Duchhoed Chumey Valley, Bumthang Nov 09, 2022 Nov 11, 2022
Black Necked Crane Festival Gangtey Monastery, Phobjikha Nov 11, 2022
Pemagatshel Tsechu Pema Gatshel Dec 01, 2022 Dec 03, 2022
Trashigang Tsechu Trashigang Dec 01, 2022 Dec 03, 2022
Mongar Tsechu Mongar Dec 01, 2022 Dec 03, 2022
Nalakhar Tsechu Bumthang Dec 08, 2022 Dec 10, 2022
Druk Wangyel Festival Dochula Pass Dec 13, 2022
Trongsa Tshechu Trongsa Dec 30, 2022 Jan 01, 2023
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