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Bhutan Festival Calendar

Bhutan or the land of Thunder Dragon richly and happily celebrates its ancient Buddhist culture through colorful mask dances. Most of the festivals are held in honor of Guru Rinpoche which falls on 10th of Lunar Bhutan Festival Calendar. Your visit to Bhutan is incomplete if you cannot participate in one of the Bhutan Festivals. So check out the Bhutan festival Calendar for 2022 and Bhutan Festival date for 2023 so you can add at least one of the festivals in your Bhutan Tour Itinerary.
Bhutan Festival or Tshechu, the festival of mask dances, is one of the most vibrant legacies of Bhutan’s intangible cultural gems that dates back to as far as the 8th century. An Indian saint Guru Padmasambhava or Lotus-born , who is credited to have brought Tantric form of Buddhism in the country , is the propagator of these colorful mask dances.
The mask dance festivals are available throughout the year. So you can always check the Bhutan Festival Calendar below and try to add one in your Bhutan Tour Package.
The mask dance festivals celebrate the offset of the harvest season, meaning the barns are full and the skies sunny, or just before the dawn of a new spring season that precedes the bloom and color. The mask dance festival is celebrated as annual event throughout all 20 districts in the country and 3-5 days affair of Bhutan Festival Calendar date generally concludes with the unfurling of the Thongdrel , giant Buddhist applique, that are displayed only once in a year and is associated with bringing joy and fulfillment in one’s lives.
Things To Do in Bhutan Festival
Bhutanese festivals are a big attraction for solo travelers as well as for families. Especially during these festivals every Bhutanese coming for celebration wear their finest clothes. You too can try out Bhutanese Dress (Gho and Kira) and join the locals. You can also pack picnic lunches and stay all day at the festivals.
Detail View of Bhutan Festival Calendar 2022 and 2023
A detailed view of the Bhutan festival Calendar is below. Try to include one of the festivals in your itinerary if possible so you can Enjoy Bhutan Cultural extravaganza.

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Domkhar Tshechu Domkhar, Chumni, Bumthang. 11th -13th May, 2022
Ura Yakchoe Ura Lhakhang, Bumthang 13th - 17th May, 2022
Nimalung Tshechu Nimalung Dratshang, Chumni, Bumthang 7th -9th July, 2022
Kurjey Tshechu Kurjey Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang 9th July, 2022
Haa Summer Festival Haa 9th -10th July, 2022
Mushroom Festival Genekha, Thimphu. 15th & 16th Aug, 2022
Tour of the Dragon (Bicycle Race) Bumthang to Thimphu 3rd Sept, 2022
Thimphu Drubchen Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu 1st Oct, 2022
Wangdue Tshechu Tencholing Army Ground, Wangduephodrang. 3rd- 5th Oct, 2022
Tamshing Phala Chhoepa Tamshing lhakhang, Bumthang 5th -7th Oct, 2022
Thimphu Tshechu Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu 5th -7th Oct, 2022
Gangtey Tshechu Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha,Wangduephodrang (Thongdral on last day). 7th -9th Oct, 2022
Thangbi Mani Tangbi Lhakhang, Choekor, Bumthang  8th -10th Oct, 2022
Jhomolhari Mountain Festival Dangochong, Thimphu 14th & 15th Oct, 2022
Chhukha Tshechu Chhukha Dzong, Chhukha 1 st -3rd Nov, 2022
Jakar Tshechu Jakar Dzong, Choekhor, Bumthang  1 st -3rd Nov, 2022
Jambay Lhakhang Drup Jambay Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang 8th -12thNov, 2022
Prakhar Duchhoed Prakar Khakhang, Chumni, Bumthang  9th -11th Nov, 2022
Dechenphu Tshechu Dechenphu Lhakhang, Thimphu  3rd Nov, 2022
Black Necked Crane Festival Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha, Wangduephodrang. 11th Nov, 2022
Mongar Tshechu Mongar Dzong, Mongar  1 st -3rd Dec, 2022
Trashigang Tshechu Trashigang Dzong, Trashigang. 1 st -3rd Dec, 2022
Jambay Lhakhang Singye Cham Jambay Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang 7th Dec, 2022
Pemagatshel Tshechu Pemagatshel Dzong, Pemagatshel. (Thongdral on last day) 1 st -3rd Dec, 2022
Nalakhar Tshechu Ngaa Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang 8th -10th Dec, 2022
Druk Wangyel Tshechu Douchula , Thimphu 13thDec, 2022
Trongsa Tshechu Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa (Thongdral on last day) 30th Dec 2022 - 1st Jan 2023
Lhuentse Tshechu Lhuentse Dzong, Lhuentse (Thongdral on last day) 30thDec 2022 - 1st Jan, 2023
Nabji Lhakhang Drup Nabji Lhakhang, Nabji, Trongsa 6th-7th Jan 2023
Samdrupjongkhar Tshechu Samdrupjongkhar 4th -6th January 2023
Birth Anniversary Of His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck   21st- 23rd February, 2023
Pelden Lhamoi Drupchen/ Festival Of Mahakali Trongsa Dzong,Trongsa 25th- 27th February, 2023
Drubchen Punakha Dzong, Punakha 24th- 28th February, 2023
Phurba Dubchen Doedel Pemacholing Lhakhang, Ramjar, trashi Yangtse 26th February - 7th March, 2023
Trashiyangtse Annual Tshechu Tokaphu Lhakhang, Tongzhang,trashi Yangtse 27thFebruary - 1st March, 2023
Khengzor Tshechu Khengzor Lhakhang, Khar, Pemagatshel 28 th February - 2 nd March, 2023
Lichibi Tsechu Lichibi, Zhemgang 1 st March, 2023
Punakha Tshechu Punakha Dzong, Punakha 1 st - 3 rd March, 2023
Naktshang Tsechu Nyalamdung Naktshang, Khoma, Lhuntse 1 st - 5 th March, 2023
Nganglam Tshechu Nganglam Lhakhang, Zobel, Pemagatshel 5 th - 7 th March, 2023
Tangsibi Mani Tangsibi Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 6 th - 10 th March, 2023
Tharpaling Thongdrol Tharpaling Lhakhang, Chumey,Bumthang 7 th March, 2023
Chenga Kora Chorten Kora,trashi Yangtse 7 th March, 2023
Zhuri Duechoed Zhuri Lhakhang, Chumey, Bumthang 17 th - 18 th March, 2023
Gayden Choedpa Gayden Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 19 th - 21 st March, 2023
Namgang Kora Chorten Kora,trashi Yangtse 21 st March, 2023
Kharphu Lhasol BjokaTrong,Zhemgang 24 th March, 2023
Zhemgang Dzongkhag Tsechu Zhemgang Dzong, Zhemgang 28 th - 31 st March, 2023
Gasa Tsechu Gasa Dzong, Gasa 28 th - 31 st March, 2023
Tsirang Tshechu Ragbey Dratshang, Tsirang 29 th - 31 st March, 2023
Talo Tsechu Talo Monastry, Punakha 29 th - 31 st March, 2023
Gomkora Tshechu Gomphu Kora,trashi Yangtse 31 st March, 2023
Prewchoed Buli/Tali/Nangkhor, Zhemgang 31 st March, 2023
Bhutan International Marathon Run Gasa – Punakha 4 th March, 2023
Dzongdra Tshechu Dzongdrakha Lhakhang, Luni, Paro 31 st March - 7 th April, 2023
Paro Tshechu Chhenmo Ringpung Deyangkha, Paro 2 nd - 6 th April, 2023
Khomshar Tsechu Khomshar, Zhemgang 6 th - 8 th April, 2023
Rhododendron Festival Lamperi Botanical Garden, Dochula, Thimphu 17 th - 19 th April, 2023
Rawabi Tshechu Rawabi Goenpa, Maenbi, Lhuentse 28 th - 30 th April, 2023
Tashicholing Lhakhang Tshechu Tashicholing Lhakhang, Yurung, Pemagatshel 28 th - 30 th April, 2023
Dungkhar Tshechu Dungkhar Lhakhang, Khar, Pemagatshel 28 th April - 1 st May, 2023
Dungmed Tshechu Dungmed Lhakhang, Pemagatshel 28 th - 30 th April, 2023
Neyphu Mani NeyphuGoenpa Shaba Gewog 30 th April, 2023
Domkhar Tshechu Domkhar Lhakhang, Chumey, Bumthang 30 th April - 2 nd May, 2023
Ura Yakchoed Ura Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 2 nd - 6 th May, 2023
Dumati Tsechu Dumati, Lichibi,Zhemgang 14 th May, 2023
Dolay Drupchen Taktshang Pelphu 20 th - 30 th May, 2023
Prew Khowchung Gangzur, Lhuntse 30 th May, 2023
Prew Jasabi, Kurtoe, Lhuentse 30 th May - 1 st June, 2023
Bonchoed Trong/Dangkhar, Zhemgang 3 rd June, 2023
Zobel Tshechu Zobel Lhakhang, Zobel,Pemagatshel 2 nd - 4 th June, 2023
Der-Choed Bjokatrong, Zhemgang 25 th - 28 th June, 2023
Dechenling Tshechu Dechenling Lhakhang, Dechenling, Pemagatshel 26 th - 28 th June, 2023
Nimalung Tshechu Nimalung Dratshang, Bumthang 26 th - 28 th June, 2023
Dungsingma Tshechu Dungsingma, Yurung Pemagatshel 28 th June, 2023
Kurjey Tshechu Kurjey Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang 28 th June, 2023
Khamdang Tendra Tshechu Shaksing Goenpa, Khamdang,    Trashi Yangtse 27& 28 th June, 2023
Treldha Tshechu Geokar Lhakhang, Yalang,trashi Yangtse 28 th June, 2023
The Sakten Tshechu Yuejug, Sakteng 28th June, 2023
Ha Festival All Chiwogs in Jarey, Lhuentse 28 th June - 2 nd July ,2023
The Haa Summer Festival Dzongkhag Ground, Upper market, Haa 2nd weekend of July, 2023
Hungla Chokhor Tokaphu Lhakhang, Tongzhang,trashi Yangtse 14 th - 16 th Aug, 2023
Lhamoi Doey-Phang Ringpung Dzong, Paro 27 th July, 2023
Merak Tsechu/ Semi Nomad Festival Gengo, Merak 15 th - 16 th Aug, 2023
A-Hoi Bonchoed Bjokatrong,  Zhemgang 19 th Aug, 2023
Matsutake Mushroom Festival Genekha, Thimphu 20 th - 21 st Aug, 2023
Dongdorla Duechoed Bjokatrong,  Zhemgang 23 rd - 26 th Aug, 2023
Takila Chham Takila Lhakhang, Lhuentse 29 th - 31 st Aug, 2023
Kesibi Chaa Kesibi Lhakhang, Maenbi, Lhuentse 29 th - 31 st August, 2023
Takila Chha Festival Takila Lhakhang (old), Lhuentse 31 st August, 2023
Tour Of The Dragon (Mountain Bike Race) Bumthang to Thimphu 7 th September, 2023
Chukor Shaksing goenpa, Khamdang,trashi Yangtse 4 th - 14 th September, 2023
Chha Chhusa & Zimpong, Kurtoe, Lhuentse 17 th -19 th September, 2023
Thimphu Dromchoe Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu 20 th September, 2023
Bum Tashi Festival Gasa Dzong, Gasa 2 nd October, 2023
Dromche Rinpung Dzong, Paro 22 nd September, 2023
Goenpung Tshechu Shumar/Goenpun, Pemagatshel 22 nd - 24 th September,2023
Kothakpa Tshechu Shumar/Kothakpa, Pemagatshel 22 nd - 24 th September, 2023
Haa Tsechu Lhakhang Karpo,  Haa 22 nd - 24 th September, 2023
Wangdue Tshechu Tencholing Army Ground, Wangduephodrang 22 nd - 24 th September, 2023
Terchen Drupchen Kichu Lhakhang, Paro 23 rd September - 4 th October, 2023
Geling Goenpa Tshechu Geyling Goenpa,            Chukha 23 rd - 24 th September, 2023
Lamai Kuchoed Dorji Gompa, Tang, Bumthang 23 rd - 25 th September, 2023
Shaksinggoenpatradional Cham Tshechu Shaksing Goenpa, Khamdang,trashi Yangtse 23 rd - 25 th September, 2023
Jangchubling Wang Gangzur, Lhuentse 24 th September, 2023
Thimphu Tshechu Tashichhodzong, Thimphu 24 th - 26 th September, 2023
Tamshing Phala Choedpa Tamshing Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang 24 th - 26 th September, 2023
Ney, Jang And Gangzur Chha Gangzur, Lhuentse 24 th - 26 th September, 2023
Dungsingma Tshechu Dungsingma, Yurung , Pemagatshel 27 th - 29 th September, 2023
Nangkor Tshechu Shumar, Pemagatshel 27 th - 29 th September, 2023
Gangtey Tshechu Gangtey Goenpa, Phobjikha, Wangduephodrang. 27 th - 29 th September, 2023
Thangbi Mewang Thangbi Lhakhang, Choekor, Bumthang 29 th - 30 th September, 2023
Kadam Tshechu Kadam Lhakhang, Khar, Pemagatshel 28 th - 30 th September, 2023
Phuentsholing Thromde Tsechu Pelden Tashichoelling Shedra, Phuentsholing 29 th September, 2023
Khomshar Kharphu Khomshar, Zhemgang 29 th September, 2023
Dankala Mani (Mantra)/Tshechu- Dankala lhakhang Shaba, Paro 29 th September, 2023
Laya Aulay Laya, Gasa 22 nd – 28 th october, 2023
Jomolhari Mountain Festival Jangkothang, Upper Paro 14 th - 15 th October, 2023
Shingkhar Rabney Shingkhar Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 20 th - 24 th September, 2023
“Bho-Yak” Janka-kha at upper valley of Haa. 21 st October, 2023
Royal Highland Festival Laya, Gasa 23 rd - 24 th October, 2023
Jakar Tshechu Jakar Dzong, Bumthang 21 st - 25 th October, 2023
Chukha Tshechu Chukha Ngedrubtse Dzong, Chukha 23 rd - 24 th October, 2023
Lanyiri Tshechu Lanyiri Lhakhang, Dungmin, Pemagatshel 22 nd - 24 th October, 2023
Ugyencholing Kangsel Ugyencholing Dzong, Tang, Bumthang 22 nd - 24 th October, 2023
Tshebar Tshechu Tshebar Lhakhang,      Khar, Pemagatshel 23 rd - 25 th October, 2023
Goenkar Tsechu Goenkar, Khoma, Lhuentse 23 rd - 25 th October, 2023
Dechenphug Tsechu Dechenphug lhakhang, Thimphu 24 th October, 2023
Dungmed Tshechu Dungmed Lhakhang, Dungmin, Pemagatshel 26 th - 28 th October, 2023
Pemagatshel Tshechu Pemagatshel Dzong, Pemagatshel 26th - 28th October, 2023
Changangkha Lhakhang Tsechu Changangkha Lhakhang Thimphu 27 th October, 2023
Tshepami Throngdrel Ringpung Deyangkha, Paro 28 th October, 2023
Laya Run Laya, Gasa 23 rd October, 2023
Jambay Lhakang Singye Cham Jambay Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang 27 th November, 2023
Jambay Lhakang Drup Jambay Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang 28 th - 31 st October, 2023
Prakar Duechoe Prakar Lhakang, Bumthang 29 th - 31 st October, 2023
Panbang Tsechu Sonamthang Dratshang, zhemgang 2 nd - 4 th November, 2023
Serzhong Tsechu Do-Ngag Kuenzangcholing Lhakhang, Serzhong, Sarpang 22 nd - 24 th October, 2023
Birth Anniversary Of His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck 11 th November, 2023
Black-Necked Crane Festival - Gangtey Goenpa, Phobjikha, Wangduephodrang. 11 November, 2023
Bird Festival Tingtibi, Zhemgang 11 th -13 th November, 2023
Sumthrang Kangsel Sumthrang Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 9 th - 13 th November, 2023
Khomshar Katag Khomshar,  Zhemgang 12 th November, 2023
Yeshey Goenpoi Drupchen/ Festival Of Mahakala Trongsa Dzong,trongsa 18 th - 20 th November, 2023
Mongar Tsechu Mongar Dzong, Mongar 19 th - 22 nd >November, 2023
Tang Namkhar Rabney Tang Namkhar Lhakhang, Tang, Bumthang 21 st - 22 nd November, 2023
Dechenling Tshechu Dechenling Lhakhang, Dechenling, Pemagatshel 20 th - 22 nd November, 2023
Menchu Pemaphuendey Norbugang, Pemagatshel 20 th - 22 nd November, 2023
Pema Yoeselcholing Goenpa Tsechu Kencholing, Geog: Shompangkhag, Sarpang 4 th November, 2023
Geokar Lhakhang Tshechu Geokar Lhakhang, Yalang, trashi Yangtse 22 nd - 27 th >November, 2023
Doedel Pemacholing Tshechu Doedel Pemacholing Lhakhang, Ramjar,trashi Yangtse 24 th - 28 th November, 2023
Goshing Tsechu Goshingtrong,  Zhemgang 25 th - 26 th November, 2023
     
Phumithang Tsechu Phumithang Dratshang, Zhemgang 25 th - 27 th November, 2023
Gamung Tshechu Shumar/Gamung, Pemagatshel 25 th - 27 th November, 2023
Gongphu Tsechu Gongphu, Zhemgang 25 th - 27 th November, 2023
Buli Tsechu Buli, Zhemgang 25 th - 27 th November, 2023
Khangma Tshechu Khangma Lhakhang, Yurung, Pemagatshel 26 th - 28 th November, 2023
Bjoka Tsechu Bjokatrong,  Zhemgang 26 th - 29 th November, 2023
Chojam Rabney Chojam Lhakahng, Tang, Bumthang 27 th November, 2023
Ladrong Rabney Ladrong Lhakhang, Jarey, Lhuentse 26 th - 30 th November, 2023
Bonchoed Trong/Dangkhar, Zhemgang 27 th November, 2023
Kharphu Bonchoed Shingkhar, Zhemgang 27 th November, 2023
Mamung Tsechu Mamungtrong,  Zhemgang 27 th November, 2023
Tashibi Tsechu Tashibi, Zhemgang 27 th November, 2023
Nangla Tsechu Nangla,trong,  Zhemgang 27 th November, 2023
Bonchoed Buli/Tali/Kikhar/Nangkhor, Zhemgang 27 th November, 2023
Thrisa Tsechu Thrisa, Zhemgang 27 th - 30 th November, 2023
Langdurbi Bonchoed Langdurbi, Zhemgang 27 th - 29 th November, 2023
Nga Lhakhang Zhi Nga Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang 27 th - 29 th November, 2023
Bardo Kharphu Bardo, Zhemgang 27 th - 30 th November, 2023
Chuzangang Tsechu Chuzangang Lhakhang, Serzhong,  Sarpang 15 th November, 2023
Shingkhar Tsechu Shingkhar, Zhemgang 27 th November - 1 st >December, 2023
Wamling Tsechu Wamling, Zhemgang 27 th November - 1 st >December, 2023
Pangkhar Choedpa Pangkhar Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 7 th - 12 th December, 2023
Monpa Festival Jangbi,trongsa 10 th December, 2023
Jangchubling Tsechu Gangzur, Lhuentse 10 th - 11 th December
Druk Wangyel Tshechu Dochula, Thimphu 13 th December, 2023
Lomba Individual House, Haa and Paro 11 th December, 2023
Dungkar Tshechu Kurtoe, Lhuentse 20 th - 22 nd December, 2023
Trongsa Annual Tshechu Trongsa Dzong,  Trongsa 20 th - 23 rd December, 2023
Lhuentse Dzong (Lhuentse Tshechu): Gangzur Lhuentse 19 th - 23 rd December, 2023
Samdrup Jongkhar Annual Tsechu Samdrup Jongkhar Rabdey 24 th - 26 th December, 2023
Kilung Chotpa Gangzur, Lhuentse 25 th and 26 th >December, 2023