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Bhutan Festivals 2015

Bhutan Festivals 2015

Below please find an update on 2015 Tentative Festival Dates in Bhutan. The dates updated are Thanbi Mani and Pema Gathsel Tsechu. Added were Peling Tsechu, to be held from 29th – 31st March 2015 at Wangdichoeling Palace in Bumthang. Highlighted are the most popular festivals and events we recommend.

Bhutan Festival Dates 2015 Festival or Event Location
21 FEB Takin Festival Gasa
22 FEB Nomad Festival Bumthang
23 FEB Bhutan Marathon Gasa to Punakha Dzong
23-27 FEB Punakha Drubchen Punakha
28 FEB-2 MAR Punakha Tshechu Punakha
5 MAR Tharpaling Thongdrol Chummi, Bumthang
5 & 20 MAR Chhorten Kora Trashi Yangtse
27-29 MAR Gomphukora Trashigang
27-29 MAR Talo Tshechu Talo Punakha
27-30 MAR Gasa Tshechu Gasa
27-30 MAR Zhemgang Tshechu Zhemgang
29-31 MAR Peling Tshechu Choekhor, Bumthang
31 MAR-4 APR Paro Tshechu Paro
18-20 APR Rhododendron Festival Dochu La
28-30 APR Domkhar Tshechu Chummi, Bumthang
30 APR-4 MAY Ura Yakchoe Ura, Bumthang
24-26 JUN Nimalung Tshechu Chummi, Bumthang
26 JUN Kurjey Tshechu Choekhor, Bumthang
5 JUL Haa Summer Festival Haa
22-23 AUG Masutaki Mushroom Festival Ura, Bumthang
5 SEP Tour Of The Dragon (bicycle race) Bumthang to Thimphu
19 SEP Thimphu Drubchen Thimphu
21-23 SEP Wangdue Tshechu Wangduephodrang
26-28 SEP Gangtey Tshechu Phobjikha
23-25 SEP Tamshing Phala Chhoepa Choekhor, Bumthang
23-25 SEP Thimphu Tshechu Thimphu 
27-29 SEP Thangbi Mani Choekhor, Bumthang
20-22 OCT Chhukha Tshechu Chhukha
21-23 OCT Jakar Tshechu Choekhor, Bumthang
25-27 OCT Pemagatshel Tshechu Pemagatshel
27-30 OCT Jambay Lhakhang Drup Choekhor, Bumthang
28-30 OCT Prakhar Duchhoed Chummi, Bumthang
11 NOV Crane Festival Phobjikha
18-21 NOV Mongar Tshechu Mongar
19-22 NOV Trashigang Tshechu Trashigang
25 NOV Jambay Lakhang Singye Cham Choekhor, Bumthang
25-27 NOV Nalakhar Tshechu Choekhor, Bumthang
13 DEC Druk Wangyel Tshechu Dochu La
20-22 DEC Trongsa Tshechu Trongsa
20-22 DEC Lhuntse Tshechu Lhuntse
25-27 DEC Nabji Lhakhang Drup Nabji, Trongsa

 

Bhutan Art Festival 2014

Bhutan Art Festival 2014

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