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Wangdue Phodrang Tshechu

The festival is known for the recital of the local songs and the ornamental speeches(Lozey)

The gateway of Eastern Bhutan, Wangdue Phodrang, celebrates the annually with furore and great joy every year.

Introduced by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the festival has been celebrated since the 17th century. A religious and cultural festival known for local songs and ornamental speeches(Lozeys), it exhibits the vibrant culture and traditions with great pride. Also, celebrating the good deeds of Guru Rinpoche, the dance performed at the festivals aim to thank deities for their blessings. The Dance of Ox is a major tourist attraction of the festival which concludes with the unfurling of the Guru Tshengye Thongdrol.

The Wangduephodrang Tshechu is a 3 day festival which was organized and attended by the natives of Thimphu and Punakha as it is considered to be quite famous.

Duration: 2-3 days

When: This Bhutan festival is usually in the autumn.

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