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Festivals in Nepal Bhutan


Major Festival In Nepal Bhutan

Nepal With more than 120 ethnic groups populating its mountainous regions and lowland areas, Nepal is a melting pot of cultures. Though Hinduism and Buddhism are the two major religions in the country, each ethnic group has its own customs and festivals. There is at least one festival celebrated each month in the Nepalese calendar. While there are lots of festivals celebrated in the  country, the two biggest festivals are Dashain and Tihar. Celebrated over several days, these festivals are occasions for family get-togethers and bonding. Those living far away from home make it a point to be with their families during these auspicious occasions. Holi-the festival of colours, gai -j...

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Paro Tshechu

Paro Tshechu is one of Bhutan’s oldest and most important monastic festivals. This Paro festival was first celebrated 1644 when Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal consecrated the Paro Dzong. This 5 day long religious festival held at the Paro or Rinpung Dzong is dedicated to Guru Rinpoche, the Buddhist spiritual master who introduced Buddhism in Bhutan. Paro Tshechu is a major attraction for both locals as well as tourists. It is believed that attending a Tshechu and watching the monks sing and dance will bring you blessings and spiritual merit. People come from far and near totake part in the festivity. As per the Bhutanese lunar calendar the Paro Tshechu begins on the tenth day of the ...

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Thimpu Tshechu

 Thimpu Tshechu is one of the biggest and the most important festival celebrated in Thimpu, the capital of Bhutan. Tshechus are celebrated in Bhutan’s major cities in honour of Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) who brought tantric Buddhism to Bhutan in the 8th century. Thimpu Tsechu was first observed in 1670 AD, during the reign of Tenzing Rabgye, the fourth ruler of Bhutan, to celebrate the birth anniversary of Guru Padmasambhasava. This 3-day long festival is celebrated on the eighth month of the Bhutanese lunar calendar at the magnificent Tashichho Dzong.  Thimphu Tsechu is witnessed by thousands of people who travel to Thimpu from far and near. As it is a religious fe...

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