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Thimphu Tshechu

Thimphu Tshechu is the biggest and the most popular festival of Bhutan.

This is also called the national festival of Bhutan where thousands of people flock down, all decked up in fine colorful attires to be a part of the festivities.

This 3-day cultural extravaganza exhibiting the vibrant culture and proud heritage of Bhutan. This festival is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Guru Rinpoche in the capital of Bhutan, Thimphu on the 10th day of 8th month of Lunar Calendar. It is one of the most popular festivals of Bhutan and is attended by locals from neighbouring districts. Thimphu Tshechu festival celebrates the prosperity of the country and its citizens, and the rituals of the festivals aim to seek blessings of deities.

The actual Tshechu is preceded by days and nights of prayer and rituals to invoke the gods.

And it is believed that by attending this festival, one gains merit points.So, there are colors, there are dance performances, there are activities, and there are plays in this Bhutan festival. However, the colorful mask dances, where people and monks dance their heart out to celebrate life and cheeriness of Bhutan, steal the show.

Duration: 3 days

When: 10th Day of 8th month of Lunar Calendar

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