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Festivals in Bhutan 2020

Bhutan, also known as the land of thunder dragon which lies in South Asia has more than 15 unique festivals that use to be celebrated wisely. Festivals in Bhutan carry unique stories and celebrated where there is at least one festival monthly nearly making certain that you have a chance to experience one of them. Some famous festivals in Bhutan are Thimphu Tshechu, Paro Tshechu, Jambay Lhakhang Drup, Punakha Drubchen, and Haa Summer Festival. Below are the calendar dates of the Bhutan Festival for the year 2020.

Festivals in Bhutan Calendar Dates 2020

S. no

FESTIVAL

PLACE

DATE

1

BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS MAJESTY JIGME KHESAR NAMGYEL WANGCHUCK

Changlimithang Ground, Thimphu

21st  - 23rd  February

2

PELDEN LHAMOI DRUPCHEN/ FESTIVAL OF MAHAKALI

Trongsa Dzong,  Trongsa

28th Feb – 1st Mar

3

PUNAKHA DRUBCHEN

Punakha Dzong,         Punakha

28th Feb- 03rd Mar 

4

PHURBA DUBCHEN

DoedelPemacholing Lhakhang, Ramjar, Trashiyangtse

1st -8th Mar

5

TRASHIYANGTSE ANNUAL TSHECHU

Tokaphu Lhakhang, Tongzhang, Trashiyangtse

02nd -04th Mar

6

KHENGZOR TSHECHU

Khengzor Lhakhang,    Khar, Pemagatshel

4th - 6th Mar

7

LICHIBI TSECHU

Lichibi,  zhemgang

5th Mar 

8

PUNAKHA TSHECHU 

Punakha Dzong,        Punakha

05th -07th Mar 

9

NAKTSHANG TSECHU

NyalamdungNaktshang, Khoma ,Lhuntse

5th - 8th Mar

10

NGANGLAM TSHECHU

Nganglam Lhakhang, Zobel, Pemagatshel

7th -9th Mar

11

TANGSIBI MANI                                                 

Tangsibi Lhakhang, Ura,  Bumthang

8th -12th Mar

12

THARPALING THONGDROL

Tharpaling Lhakhang,   Chumey, Bumthang

9th Mar

13

CHENGA KORA

Chorten Kora, Trashiyangtse

09th Mar

14

CHUZANGANG TSECHU

Chuzangang Lhakhang,  Serzhong,  Sarpang 

9th -11th Mar

15

ZHURI DUECHOED

Zhuri Lhakhang, Chumey,    Bumthang

19th -20th Mar

16

GAYDEN CHOEDPA

Gayden Lhakhang, Ura,       Bumthang

22nd -24th Mar 

17

NAMGANG KORA

Chorten Kora, Trashiyangtse

24th Mar

18

KHARPHU LHASOL

BjokaTrong,  zhemgang

27th Mar

19

ZHEMGANG DZONGKHAG TSECHU

ZhemgangDzong, Zhemgang

31st Mar- 3rd April

20

GASA TSECHU

GasaDzong, Gasa

31st Mar – 3rd April

21

TSIRANG TSHECHU

RagbeyDratshang, Tsirang 

1st-3rd April

22

TALO TSECHU

TaloMonastry, Punakha

01st -03rd April

23

GOMKORA TSHECHU

Gomphu Kora,    Trashiyangtse

03rd April

24

PREWCHOED

Buli/Tali/Nangkhor,  zhemgang

03rd April

25

DZONGDRA TSHECHU

Dzongdrakha Lhakhang, Luni, Paro

03rd - 9th April

26

PARO TSHECHU CHHENMO

RingpungDeyangkha,

Paro

4th -8th April

27

KHOMSHAR TSECHU

Khomshar, zhemgang

8th -10th April 

28

RHODODENDRON FESTIVAL

Lamperi Botanical Garden,   Dochula, Thimphu

17th – 19th  April 

29

RAWABI TSHECHU

RawabiGoenpa, Maenbi, Lhuentse

1st -3rd May

30

TASHICHOLING LHAKHANG TSHECHU

Tashicholing Lhakhang, Yurung, Pemagatshel

1st -3rd May

31

DUNGKHAR TSHECHU

Dungkhar Lhakhang, Khar,             Pemagatshel

1st -3rd May

32

DUNGMED TSHECHU

Dungmed Lhakhang, Pemagatshel

1st -3rd May

33

NEYPHU MANI

NeyphuGoenpa Shaba Gewog

3rd May 

34

DOMKHAR TSHECHU

Domkhar Lhakhang,              Chumey, Bumthang

3rd - 5th May 

35

URA YAKCHOED

Ura Lhakhang, Ura,          Bumthang

4th -8th May

36

DUMATI TSECHU

Dumati, Lichibi,  zhemgang

17th May 

37

DOLAY DRUPCHEN

TaktshangPelphu

23rd May – 1st June

38

PREW KHOWCHUNG

Gangzur, Lhuntse

1st June

39

PREW

Jasabi , Kurtoe, Lhuentse

1st - 3rd June 

40

BONCHOED

Trong/Dangkhar,  zhemgang

04th June

41

ZOBEL TSHECHU

Zobel Lhakhang, Zobel,      Pemagatshel

4th -6th June

42

DER-CHOED

BjokaTrong,  zhemgang

27th -30th June

43

DECHENLING TSHECHU

Dechenling Lhakhang, Dechenling, Pemagatshel

28th -30th June

44

NIMALUNG TSHECHU

NimalungDratshang, Bumthang

28th -30th June 

45

DUNGSINGMA TSHECHU

Dungsingma, Yurung       Pemagatshel

30th June

46

KURJEY TSHECHU

Kurjey Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang

30th June 

47

KHAMDANG TENDRA TSHECHU

Shaksinggoenpa, Khamdang,   Trashiyangtse

30th June 

48

TRELDHA TSHECHU

Geokar Lhakhang, Yalang, Trashiyangtse

30th June 

49

THE SAKTEN TSHECHU

Yuejug, Sakteng

30th June

50

HA FESTIVAL

All Chiwogs in Jarey, Lhuentse

30th June – 4th July

51

THE HAA SUMMER FESTIVAL

Dzongkhag Ground, Upper market, Haa

2nd weekend of July (11-12)

52

HUNGLA CHOKHOR

Tokaphu Lhakhang, Tongzhang, Trashiyangtse

17th -19th Aug 

53

LHAMOI DOEY-PHANG

RingpungDzong, Paro

18th Aug

54

MERAK TSECHU/ SEMI NOMAD FESTIVAL

Gengo, Merak

18th -19th Aug

55

A-HOI BONCHOED

BjokaTrong,  zhemgang

22nd Aug

56

MATSUTAKE MUSHROOM FESTIVAL

Genekha, Thimphu

22nd -23rd Aug

57

DONGDORLA DUECHOED

BjokaTrong,  zhemgang

25th -28 Aug

58

TAKILA CHHAM

Takila Lhakhang, Lhuentse

31st Aug – 3rd Sept

59

KESIBI CHAA

Kesibi Lhakhang, Maenbi, Lhuentse

4th -6th Sept

60

TOUR OF THE DRAGON (Mountain Bike Race)

Bumthang to Thimphu

7th Sept

61

CHUKOR

Shaksinggoenpa, Khamdang, TrashiYangtse

07th -17th Sept

62

CHHA

Chhusa&Zimpong, Kurtoe, Lhuentse

19th -21st Sept

63

THIMPHU DROMCHOE

TashiChhodzong, Thimphu

22nd Sept

64

BUM TASHI FESTIVAL

GasaDzong, Gasa

23rd Sept

65

DROMCHE

RinpungDzong, Paro

23rd Sept

66

GOENPUNG TSHECHU

Shumar/Goenpun, Pemagatshel

24th -26th Sept

67

KOTHAKPA TSHECHU

Shumar/Kothakpa, Pemagatshel

24th -26th Sept

68

HAA TSECHU

Lhakhang karpo,  Haa

24th -26th Sept

69

WANGDUE TSHECHU

Tencholing Army Ground, Wangduephodrang

24th -26th Sept

70

TERCHEN DRUPCHEN

Kichulhakhang

24th Sept – 7th Oct

71

GELING GOENPA TSHECHU

GeylingGoenpa,           Chukha

25th -26th Sept

72

DORJITSE LAMAI KUCHOED

DorjiGompa, Tang, Bumthang

25th -27th Sept

73

SHAKSINGGOENPA TRADIONAL CHAM TSHECHU

Shaksinggoenpa, Khamdang, Trashiyangtse

25th -27th  Sept

74

JANGCHUBLING WANG

Gangzur, Lhuentse

26th Sept

75

THIMPHU TSHECHU

TashiChhodzong,         Thimphu

26th -28th Sept

76

TAMSHING PHALA CHOEDPA

Tamshing Lhakhang,            Choekhor, Bumthang

26th -28th Sept

77

NEY, JANG AND GANGZUR CHHA

Gangzur, Lhuentse

28th -29th Sept

78

DUNGSINGMA TSHECHU

Dungsingma, Yurung,  Pemagatshel

29th Sept – 1st Oct

79

NANGKOR TSHECHU

Shumar, Pemagatshel

29th Sept – 1st Oct

80

GANGTEY TSHECHU

GangteyGoenpa, Phobjikha,  Wangduephodrang.

29th Sept – 01st Oct

81

THANGBI MEWANG

Thangbi Lhakhang,            Choekor, Bumthang

29th sept-02 Oct

82

KADAM TSHECHU

Kadam Lhakhang,           Khar, Pemagatshel

30th Sept -  2nd Oct

83

PHUENTSHOLING THROMDE TSECHU

PeldenTashichoellingShedra, Phuentsholing

01st Oct

84

KHOMSHAR KHARPHU

Khomshar, zhemgang

1st Oct

85

DANKALA MANI (MANTRA)/TSHECHU

Dankalalhakhang Shaba, Paro

1st Oct

86

LAYA AULAY

Laya, Gasa

3rd -5th Oct

87

JOMOLHARI MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL

Jangkothang, Upper Paro 

14th - 15th  Oct

88

SHINGKHAR RABNEY

Shingkhar Lhakhang,         Ura, Bumthang

22nd -26th Oct

89

BHO-YAK

Janka-kha at upper valley of Haa.   

23rd Oct

90

ROYAL HIGHLANDER FESTIVAL

Laya, Gasa

23rd - 24th Oct

91

JAKAR TSHECHU

JakarDzong, Bumthang

23rd -27th Oct

92

CHUKHA TSHECHU

ChukhaNgedrubtseDzong, Chukha

24th -26th Oct

93

LANYIRI TSHECHU

Lanyiri Lhakhang, Dungmin, Pemagatshel

24th -26th Oct

94

UGYENCHOLING KANGSEL

UgyencholingDzong, Tang, Bumthang

 24th -26th Oct

95

TSHEBAR TSHECHU

Tshebar Lhakhang,     Khar, Pemagatshel

25th -27th Oct

96

GOENKAR TSECHU

Goenkar, Khoma, Lhuentse

25th -27th Oct

97

DECHENPHUG TSECHU

Dechenphuglhakhang, Thimphu

26th Oct

98

DUNGMED TSHECHU

Dungmed Lhakhang,Dungmin, Pemagatshel

29th -31st Oct

99

PEMAGATSHEL TSHECHU

Pemagatshel Dzong, Pemagatshel

29th -31st Oct

100

CHANGANGKHA LHAKHANG TSECHU

Changangkha Lhakhang Thimphu

30th Oct

101

TSHEPAMI THRONGDREL

RingpungDeyangkha, Paro

31st Oct

102

JAMBAY LHAKANG SINGYE CHAM

Jambay Lhakhang, Choekhor,Bumthang

31st Oct -03rd Nov

103

JAMBAY LHAKANG DRUP

Jambay Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang

31st Oct-03rd Nov

104

PRAKAR DUECHOE

PrakarLhakang, Bumthang

1st -3rd Nov

105

PANBANG TSECHU

SonamthangDratshang,  zhemgang

05th -07th Nov

106

SERZHONG TSECHU

Do-NgagKuenzangcholing Lhakhang, Serzhong,  Sarpang

7th Nov

107

BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS MAJESTY JIGME SINGYE WANGCHUCK

Venue: Changlimithang      Ground, Thimphu

11th  November

108

BLACK-NECKED CRANE FESTIVAL 

GangteyGoenpa, Phobjikha,  Wangduephodrang.

11 November

109

BIRD FESTIVAL

Tingtibi, zhemgang

11th -13th Nov

110

SUMTHRANG KANGSEL

Sumthrang Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang

11th -15th No

111

KHOMSHAR KATAG

Khomshar,  zhemgang 

14th Nov 

112

YESHEY GOENPOI DRUPCHEN/ FESTIVAL OF MAHAKALA

Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa

19th -21st Nov 

113

MONGAR TSECHU

MongarDzong, Mongar

21st -24th Nov 

114

TANG NAMKHAR RABNEY 

Tang Namkhar Lhakhang, Tang, Bumthang

23rd - 24th  Nov 

115

DECHENLING TSHECHU

Dechenling Lhakhang, Dechenling, Pemagatshel

22nd -24th Nov

116

MENCHU PEMAPHUENDEY

Norbugang, Pemagatshel

22nd -24th Nov

117

PEMA YOESELCHOLING GOENPA TSECHU

Kencholing,  Geog : Shompangkhag, Sarpang

 

23rd -25th Nov 

118

GEOKAR LHAKHANG TSHECHU

Geokar Lhakhang, Yalang, Trashiyangtse

24th -29th Nov 

119

CHHA FESTIVAL

Tayalawa, TshangngoLhuentse

25th -29th Nov

120

DOEDEL PEMACHOLING TSHECHU

DoedelPemacholing Lhakhang, Ramjar, Trashiyangtse

26th -30th Nov 

121

GOSHING TSECHU

GoshingTrong,  zhemgang

28th -29th  Nov 

122

PHUMITHANG TSECHU

PhumithangDratshang,  zhemgang

28th -30th Nov

123

GAMUNG TSHECHU

Shumar/Gamung, Pemagatshel

28th -30th Nov

124

GONGPHU TSECHU

Gongphu,  zhemgang

28th -30th Nov

125

BULI TSECHU

Buli,  zhemgang

28th -30th Nov 

126

KHANGMA TSHECHU

Khangma Lhakhang, Yurung, Pemagatshel

29th Nov – 01st Dec

127

BJOKA TSECHU

BjokaTrong,  zhemgang

29th Nov -2nd Dec

128

CHOJAM RABNEY

ChojamLhakahng, Tang, Bumthang

29th Nov-03rd Dec

129

LADRONG RABNEY

Ladrong Lhakhang, Jarey, Lhuentse

29th Nov – 3rd Dec 

130

BONCHOED

Trong/Dangkhar,  zhemgang

30th Nov 

131

KHARPHU BONCHOED

Shingkhar

30th Nov 

132

MAMUNG TSECHU

MamungTrong,  zhemgang

30th Nov

133

TASHIBI TSECHU

Tashibi,  zhemgang

30th Nov 

134

NANGLA TSECHU

Nangla,Trong,  zhemgang

30th Nov

135

BONCHOED

Buli/Tali/Kikhar/Nangkhor,  zhemgang

30th Nov

136

THRISA TSECHU

Thrisa,  zhemgang

30th Nov- 02 Dec

137

LANGDURBI BONCHOED

Langdurbi, zhemgang

30th Nov – 2nd Dec

138

NGA LHAKHANG ZHI 

Nga Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang

30th Nov- 03rd Dec

139

BARDO KHARPHU

Bardo, zhemgang

 

30st Nov – 3rd Dec

140

SHINGKHAR TSECHU

Shingkhar,  zhemgang

30th Nov- 4th Dec

141

WAMLING TSECHU

Wamling,  zhemgang

30th Nov- 04th Dec

142

PANGKHAR CHOEDPA 

Pangkhar Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang

10th -14th Dec 

143

JANGCHUBLING TSECHU

Gangzur, Lhuentse

12th -13th Dec 

144

DRUK WANGYEL TSHECHU

Dochula, Thimphu

13th Dec

145

LOMBA

Individual House,  Haa and Paro

13th Dec

146

Dungkar Tshechu

Kurtoe, Lhuentse

22nd -25th Dec

147

TRONGSA ANNUAL TSHECHU

Trongsa Dzong,  Trongsa

22nd -26th  Dec

148

LhuentseDzong (LhuentseTshechu)

Gangzur

Lhuentse

22nd -26th Dec

149

DEKIDLING TSECHU

LungtokTharchenGoenpa,  Dekidling, Sarpang

 

24th Dec

150

DAGANA DZONGKHAG TSECHU

Tshechupang, Dagana Dzongkhag Administration,   Dagana

25th -29th Dec

151

SAMDRUP JONGKHAR ANNUAL TSECHU

SamdrupJongkharRabdey

27th -29th Dec

152

KILUNG CHOTPA

Gangzur, Lhuentse

28th -29th Dec

153

SHINGER METO CHOEPDA

Shinger Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang

29th Dec

154

NABJI LHAKHANG DRUP

Nabji Lhakhang, Korphu Gewog, Trongsa

30th   Dec- 1st Jan

155

TRASHIGANG TSHECHU

Trashigang Dzong, Trashigang         

1st -3rd Jan 2021

156

DAGAPELA TSECHU

DagapelaLobdra/ Lhakhang, Dagana

6th -8th Jan 2021

157

GYENSAR TORJAB

RingpungDzong, Paro

12th Jan 2021

158

SARPANG ANNUAL TSECHU

SarpangRabdey, Gelephu,   Sarpang

21st -23rd Jan 2021

159

TAUSING GONPA TSECHU

Gangzur, Lhuentse

22nd -28th Jan 2021

160

PANTANG TSECHU

Pantang,  zhemgang

26th -28 Jan, 2021

161

LHAMOIZINGKHA DRUNGKHAG TSECHU

Lhamoizingkha Drungkhag Administration,  Dagana

5th -6th Feb 2021

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