Festival Dates

Festival Dates for 2015 & 2016

The Tsechu is a Buddhist festival in honour of Guru Rinpochhe, who brought Buddhism to Bhutan. Though the date and the duration of the festival vary but it is being conducted every year around the country. It is one of the biggest festivals held in a country. The dances of the festival are performed by the trained monks and the local community. The festival dates for the year 2015 and 2016 are as mention below:

Sl. No. Festival Place Date(Year 2105) Date(Year 2106)
1 Bhutan International Marathon Annual Event Organized by BOC 23rd February
2 Punakha Drubchen Punakha Dzong, Punakha 23rd – 27th February 13th – 16th February

3 Punakha Tshechu Punakha Dzong, Punakha 28th Feb -2nd March 17th – 19th February
4 Talo Tshechu Talo Gonpa, Punakha 27th – 29th March 16th – 18th March
5 Gasa Tshechu Gasa Dzong, Gasa 27th – 30th March 14th – 18th March
6 Paro Tshechu Rinpung Dzong, Paro 31st – 4th May 19th – 23rd March
7 Tharpaling Thongdrol Tharpaling Lhakhang,Chumi Bumthang 5th May 2nd February
8 Chhorten Kora Chhorten Kora,Trashiyangtse 5th March & 20 March 2nd Feb & 9th March
9 Gomphu Kora Gom Kora Lhakhang, Trashigang 27th – 29th March 16th – 18th March
10 Zhemzang Tshechu Zhemzang Dzong, Zhemzang 27th – 30th March 15th – 19th March
11 Rhododendron Festival Lamperi Botanical Garden, Dochula, Thimphu 18th – 20th April 18th – 20th April
12 Domkhar Tshechu Domkhar Chummi,Bumthang 28th – 30th April 16th – 18th April
13 Ura Yakchoe Ura Lhakhang, Bumthang 30th April -4th May 18th – 20th April
14 Nimalung Tshechu Nimalung Dratshang, Chummi, Bumthang 24th – 26th June 13th – 15th June
15 Kurjey Tshechu Kurjey Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang 26th June 15th June
16 Haa Summer Festival Town Festival Ground, Haa 4th- 5th July
17 Matsutake Mushroom, Festival Ura, Bumthang 22nd- 23rd August 22nd – 23rd August
18 Tour of the Dragon (Bicycle Race) Bumthang-Thimphu 5th September 3rd September
19 Thimphu Drubchen Tashi Chho Dzong, Thimphu 18th – 22nd September 6th – 10th October
20 Thimphu Tshechu Tashi Chho Dzong, Thimphu 23rd – 25th September 11th – 13th September
21 Wangdue, Tshechu Tencholing Army Ground, Wangdphordang 21st – 23rd September 9th – 11th September
22 Gangtey Tshechu Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha, Wangdiphordang 21st – 23rd September 9th – 11th September
23 Tamshing Pala Chhoepa Tamshing Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang 2nd – 24th September 11th – 13th October
24 Jhomolhari Mountain Festival Jumolhari 7th – 8th October
25 Takin Festival Damji ,Gasa 21st February
26 Jakar Tshechu Jakar Dzong, Choekhor, Bumthang 20th – 23rd October 7th – 9th November
27 Jambay Lhakhang Drup Festival Jamba Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang 27th – 30th October 14th – 17th November
28 Thangbi Mani Thanbi Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang 27th – 29th October 15th – 17th October
29 Prakhar Duchhoed Prakhar Lhakhang, Chummi, Bumthang 28th – 30th October 15th – 17th November
30 Nomad Festival Nagsephel, Bumthang 222nd February
31 Nabji Lhakhang Drup Nabji Lhakhang, Trongsa 25th – 27th December 12th – 14th January, 2017
32 Lhuentse Tshechu Lhuentse Dzong, Lhuentse 20th – 22nd December 7th – 9th January,2017
33 Black Necked Crane Festival Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha, Wangdiphordang 11th November 11th November
34 Jambay Lhakhang, Singye Cham Jambay Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang 25th November 5th December
35 Trashigang Tshechu Trashigang Dzong, Trashigang 19th – 22nd November 8th – 10th November
36 Nalakhar Tshechu Nalakhar Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang 25th – 27th November 13th – 15th December
37 Chukha Tshechu Chukha Dzong, Chukha 20th – 22nd October 7th – 9th October
38 Pemagatshel Tshechu Pemagatshel Dzong, Pemagatshel 20th – 23rd October 12th – 14th November
39 Mongar Tshechu Mongar Dzong, Mongar 18th – 21st November 5th – 9th December
40 Trongsa Tshechu Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa 20th – 22nd December 7th – 9th January, 2017