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Bhutan Festivals Calendar 2023 and 2024 (Updated)

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Bhutan is the only country in the world where Vajrayana Buddhism is still actively followed. They consider their mountains as guardian deities and the mountain lakes and cliffs as sacred abodes of Buddhist gods.

Updated on: 07 November 2023

Bhutan, "the land of the Thunder Dragon," is rich in culture and is popular for exuberant and colorful festivals. Bhutan Festivals are celebrated in honor of Guru Rimpoche, and most importantly, to indulge in contentment. Spiritual music, colorful wooden masks, brocade costumes, and amazing dance attributes to the Bhutan festivals.

Bhutan Festival Dates is an undeniable opportunity to revel in Bhutan's vibrant celebration, gain insight into the nation's culture, and intermingle with Bhutanese. Watch mystical dance while tranced by the soothing music and celebrate happiness in the Happiest Country in all of Asia.

Bhutan Festivals Calendar 2024

Festival Place Dates
Punakha Drubchen Punakha Dzong, Punakha 16th  – 18th  February
Punakha Tshechu Punakha Dzong, Punakha 19th – 21st  February
Tharpaling Thongdrol Tharpaling Lhakhang,
Chumi, Bumthang
24th  February
Zhemgang Tshechu Zhemgang 16th  – 19th  March
Gasa Tshechu Zhemgang 16th  – 19th  March
Talo Tshechu Punakha 17th  – 19th  March
Gomphukora Trashigang 17th  – 19th  March
Paro Tshechu Paro 21st – 25th  March
Chhorten Kora Trashigang 25th March – 08th April
Domkhar Tshechu Bumthang 16th  – 18th  April
Ura Yakchoe Bumthang 20th  – 24th  April
Nimalung Tshechu Bumthang 14th  – 16th  June
Kurjey Tshechu Bumthang 16th  June
Tour of the Dragon (Mountain Bike Race) Thimphu 02nd  September
Thimphu Drubchen Thimphu 8th – 10th  September
Wangdue Tshechu Wangdue Phodrang. 11th  – 13th  September
Tamshing Phala Chhoepa Bumthang 13th  – 15th  September
Thimphu Tshechu Thimphu 13th  – 15th  September
Jhomolhari Mountain
Thimphu 14th  – 15th  September
Gangtey Tshechu Wangdue Phodrang 16th  – 18th  September
Thangbi Mani Bhumthang 17th  – 19th  September
Jambay Lhakhang Drup Bhumthang 18th  – 21st  September
Jakar Tshechu Bhumthang 10th  – 13th  October
Dechenphu Tshechu Thimphu 12th  October
Pemagatshel Tshechu Pemagatshel 15th  – 17th  October
Prakhar Duchhoed Bumthang 17th  – 21st  October
Royal Highland festival (Laya) Laya 23th  – 24th  October
Chhukha Tshechu Chukha 09th  – 11th  November
Trashigang Tshechu Trashingang 10th  November – 14th  November
Black Necked Crane
Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha,
11th  November
Nalakhar Tshechu Bumthang 15th  – 17th  November
Jambay Lhakhang Singye
Bumthang 15th  November
JaMongar Tshechu Mongar 19th  – 22th  November
Trongsa Tshechu Trongsa 08th  – 10th  December
Lhuentse Tshechu Lhuentse 08th  – 12th  December
Druk Wangyel Tshechu Thimphu 13th  December
Nabji Lhakhang Drup Trongsa 15th  – 16th  December
Samdrupjongkhar Tshechu Samdrup Jongkhar 24th  – 26th  December

Bhutan Festivals Calendar 2023

Festival Place Dates
Punakha Drubchen Punakha Dzong, Punakha 26th  – 28th  February
Punakha Tshechu Punakha Dzong, Punakha 1st – 3rd  March
Tharpaling Thongdrol Tharpaling Lhakhang,
Chumi, Bumthang
7th  March
Gomphukora Gom Kora Lhakhang,
29th  – 31st  March
Talo Tshechu Talo Gonpa, Punakha 29th  – 31st  March
Gasa Tshechu Gasa Dzong, Gasa 29th  – 31st  March
Zhemgang Tshechu Zhemgang Dzong, Zhemgang 29th  – 31st  March
Paro Tshechu Rinpung Dzong, Paro 2nd – 6th  April
(Thongdral on last day)
Chhorten Kora Chorten Kora, Trashi Yangtshe 5th April & 20th April
Rhododendron Festival Lamperi Botanical Garden,
Dochula, Thimphu
14th  – 16th  April
Domkhar Tshechu Domkhar, Chumni,
30th  April – 2nd May
Ura Yakchoe Ura Lhakhang, Bumthang 2nd  – 6th  May
Nimalung Tshechu Nimalung Dratshang,
Chumni, Bumthang
26th  – 28th  June
Kurjey Tshechu Kurjey Lhakhang,
Choekhor, Bumthang
28th  June
Haa Summer Festival Haa 8th – 9th  July
Mushroom Festival Genekha, Thimphu. 15th  – 16th  August
Tour of the Dragon
(Mountain Bike Race)
Bumthang to Thimphu 2nd  September
Thimphu Drubchen Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu 21st  September
Wangdue Tshechu Tencholing Army Ground,
22nd  – 24th  September
Tamshing Phala Chhoepa Tamshing lhakhang, Bumthang 24th  – 26th  September
Thimphu Tshechu Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu 24th  – 26th  September
Gangtey Tshechu Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha,Wangduephodrang. 27th  – 29th  September
(Thongdral on last day)
Thangbi Mani Tangbi Lhakhang, Choekor,
24th  – 30th  September
Jhomolhari Mountain
Dangochong, Thimphu 14th  – 15th  October
Chhukha Tshechu Chhukha Dzong, Chhukha 22nd  – 24th  October
Jakar Tshechu Jakar Dzong, Choekhor, Bumthang. 22nd  – 24th  October
Prakhar Duchhoed Prakar Khakhang, Chumni,
29th  – 31st  October
Dechenphu Tshechu Dechenphu Lhakhang,
24th  October
Jambay Lhakhang Drup Jambay Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang 28th  October – 1st  November
Black Necked Crane
Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha,
11th  November
Mongar Tshechu Mongar Dzong, Mongar 19th  – 22nd  November
Trashigang Tshechu Trashigang Dzong, Trashigang. 20th  – 23rd  November
Jambay Lhakhang Singye
Jambay Lhakhang,
Choekhor, Bumthang
27th  November
Pemagatshel Tshechu Pemagatshel Dzong, Pemagatshel. 20th  – 23rd  November
(Thongdral on last day)
Nalakhar Tshechu Ngaa Lhakhang, Choekhor,
27th  – 29th  November
Druk Wangyel Tshechu Douchula ,
13th  December
Trongsa Tshechu Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa 20th  – 22nd  December
(Thongdral on last day)
Lhuentse Tshechu Lhuentse Dzong, Lhuentse 20th  – 22nd  December
(Thongdral on last day)
Nabji Lhakhang Drup Nabji Lhakhang, Nabji,
26th – 27th  December
Samdrupjongkhar Tshechu Samdrupjongkhar 24th  – 26th  December

Source :ABTO

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