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Bhutan Festivals Calendar 2022 and 2023 (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: 20 June 2022

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 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,
Trashigang
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,
Bumthang.
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,
Wangduephodrang.
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,
Bumthang
24th  – 30th  September
Jhomolhari Mountain
Festival
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,
Bumthang
29th  – 31st  October
Dechenphu Tshechu Dechenphu Lhakhang,
Thimphu
24th  October
Jambay Lhakhang Drup Jambay Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang 28th  October – 1st  November
Black Necked Crane
Festival
Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha,
Wangduephodrang.
11th  November
Mongar Tshechu Mongar Dzong, Mongar 19th  – 22nd  November
Trashigang Tshechu Trashigang Dzong, Trashigang. 20th  – 23rd  November
Jambay Lhakhang Singye
Cham
Jambay Lhakhang,
Choekhor, Bumthang
27th  November
Pemagatshel Tshechu Pemagatshel Dzong, Pemagatshel. 20th  – 23rd  November
(Thongdral on last day)
Nalakhar Tshechu Ngaa Lhakhang, Choekhor,
Bumthang
27th  – 29th  November
Druk Wangyel Tshechu Douchula ,
Thimphu
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,
Trongsa
26th – 27th  December
Samdrupjongkhar Tshechu Samdrupjongkhar 24th  – 26th  December

Source :ABTO

Bhutan Festivals Calendar 2022

Festival

Place

Start Date

End Date

Punakha Drubchen

Punakha

9-Mar-22

11-Mar-22

Punakha Tshechu

Punakha

12-Mar-22

14-Mar-22

Tharpaling Thongdrol

Bumthang

18-Mar-22

 

Zhemgang Tshechu

Zhemgang

9-Apr-22

11-Apr-22

Gasa Tshechu

Gasa

9-Apr-22

11-Apr-22

Gomphukora

Trashigang

9-Apr-22

11-Apr-22

Talo Tshechu

Punakha

9-Apr-22

11-Apr-22

Paro Tshechu

Paro

12-Apr-22

16-Apr-22

Rhododendron Festival

Thimphu

15-Apr-22

17-Apr-22

Chhorten Kora

Trashi Yangtse

30-Apr-22

 

Domkhar Tshechu

Bumthang

11-May-22

13-May-22

Ura Yakchoe

Bumthang

13-May-22

17-May-22

Nimalung Tshechu

Bumthang

7-Jul-22

9-Jul-22

Haa Summer Festival

Haa Valley

9-Jul-22

10-Jul-22

Kurjey Tshechu

Bumthang

9-Jul-22

 

Mushroom Festival

Thimphu

15-Aug-22

16-Aug-22

Tour of the Dragon (Bicycle Race)

Bumthang

3-Sep-22

 

Thimphu Drubchen

Thimphu

1-Oct-22

 

Wangdue Tshechu

Wangdue Phodrang

3-Oct-22

5-Oct-22

Tamshing Phala Chhoepa

Bumthang

5-Oct-22

7-Oct-22

Thimphu Tshechu

Thimphu

5-Oct-22

7-Oct-22

Gangtey Tshechu

Wangdue Phodrang

7-Oct-22

9-Oct-22

Thangbi Mani

Bumthang

8-Oct-22

10-Oct-22

Jhomolhari Mountain Festival

Thimphu

14-Oct-22

15-Oct-22

Jakar Tshechu

Bumthang

1-Nov-22

3-Nov-22

Chhukha Tshechu

Chukha

1-Nov-22

3-Nov-22

Dechenphu Tshechu

Thimphu

3-Nov-22

 

Jambay Lhakhang Drup

Bumthang

8-Nov-22

12-Nov-22

Prakhar Duchhoed

Bumthang

9-Nov-22

11-Nov-22

Black Necked Crane Festival

Wangdue Phodrang

11-Nov-22

 

Mongar Tshechu

Mongar

1-Dec-22

3-Dec-22

Trashigang Tshechu

Trashigang

1-Dec-22

3-Dec-22

Pemagatshel Tshechu

Pemagatshel

1-Dec-22

3-Dec-22

Jambay Lhakhang Singye Cham

Bumthang

7-Dec-22

 

Nalakhar Tshechu

Bumthang

8-Dec-22

10-Dec-22

Druk Wangyel Tshechu

Thimphu

13-Dec-22

 

Lhuentse Tshechu

Lhuentse

30-Dec-22

1-Jan-23

Trongsa Tshechu

Trongsa

30-Dec-22

1-Jan-23



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