Discover Paro Tshechu
This is one of the most famous festival of Bhutan, the Paro Tshechu.
Celebrated in the city of Paro, the festival witnesses thousands of locals and tourists gathering around the courtyard of the Dzong to celebrate the deeds of Guru Rinpoche.The reason why Paro festivals in Bhutan are known to be the most visited ones around the country, is its hospitality and connectivity.
Monks and laymen dress up in vibrant multicolored brocade costumes. They mingle, they dance, they enjoy and they celebrate. Monks, wearing masks which represent the deities, re-enact and replay the scenes from legendary tales and historical anecdotes. However, the showstopper of the festival is the moment when people get the much awaited glimpse of 350 years old Thangkha, which is one of the oldest Buddhist religious scrolls. It has narratives from history, celebrating the high deeds of Guru Rimpoche.
Duration: 3-4 days
When: It is the most popular spring festival of Bhutan, and takes place in the months of March or April.