Festivals in Bhutan

Tsechu is a term used for festivals in Bhutan, which are celebrated throughout the year and are based on the lunar calendar and Buddhist traditions. These festivals are an integral part of Bhutanese culture and heritage, and people from all over the country gather to participate in these occasions with great joy and enthusiasm. The festivals are usually celebrated in the form of colorful masked dances, traditional music, and religious rituals, and many of them commemorate significant events in Bhutanese history or honor important figures in Buddhism. Some of the major Tsechu festivals celebrated in Bhutan include Paro Tsechu, Thimphu Tsechu, and Punakha Drubchen. Each festival has its own unique traditions and rituals and provides an opportunity for the Bhutanese people to connect with their culture and spirituality.