festival-2017

Calendar of Events 2016

Festival Events  Venue Date
February
Punakha Drubchen Punakha Dzong, Punakha 14 -16  Feb
Punakha Tshechu Punakha Dzong, Punakha 17-19 Feb
Tharpaling Thongdrel Tharpaling Lhakhang, Chhumi, Bumthang 22 Feb
 Chorten Kora  Chorten Kora,Trashiyangtse  22 Feb
 Nomad Festival  Bumthang  23 Feb
March
 Bhutan International Marathon  (Annual event organized by Bhutan Olympic Committee)  5 Mar
 Chorten Kora  Chorten Kora,Trashiyangtse  9 Mar
 Gomphu Kora  Gom Kora Lhakhang,Trashigang  17-18 Mar
 Talo Tshechu  Talo Gonpo, Punakha  16 -18 Mar
 Gasa Tshechu  Gasa Dzong,Gasa  14 -17 Mar
 Zhemgang Tshechu  Zhemgang Dzong,Zhemgang  16 -18 Mar
 Paro Tshechu  Rinpung Dzong, Paro  20 -24 Mar
April
 Rhododendron Festival   Lamperi Botanical Garden, Dochula, Thimphu  18 -20 Apr
  Domkhar Tshechu  Domkhar, Chummi, Bumthang  16 -18 Apr
 Ura Yakchoe   Ura Lhakhang, Bumthang  18 – 23 Apr
June
 Saktang Festival  Saktang Khakhang, Trashigang  12 -16 June
 Nimalung Tshechu  Nimalung Dratshang, Chummi, Bumthang  13 -15 June
  Trelda Tshechu  Drametse, Mongar  12 -24 June
 Kurjey Tshechu  Kurjey Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang  15 June
July
  Haa Summer Festival  Town Festival Ground, Haa 5 – 6  July
August
 Merak Tshechu  Merak Lhakhang, Trashigang  2 – 3 Aug
 Masutake Mushroom Festival  Ura, Bumthang  22 – 23 Aug
 Chha Festival  Tagmochhu, Lhuentse  15 – 19 Aug
September
 Tour of the Dragon (Bicycle Race)  Bumthang to Thimphu  5 Sept
 Wangdue Tshechu  Tencholing Army Ground, Wangduephodrang  9 – 11 Sept
October
 Thimphu Drupchen  Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu  7 Oct
 Gangtey Tshechu  Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha, Wangduephodrang  9 – 11 Oct
 Tamshing Phala Chhoepa  Tamshing Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang 11 – 13 Oct
 Thimphu Tshechu  Tashi Chhodzong,Thimphu 11 – 13 Oct
 Tangbi Mani  Tangbi Lhakhang, Choekor, Bumthang  14 – 17 Oct
 Prakar Duchhoed  Prakar Lhakhang, Chummi, Bumthang  17 – 18 Oct
 Jomolhari Mountain Festival  Dangojang  7 – 8 Oct
November
 Chhukha Tshechu  Chhukha Dzong, Chhukha  7 – 9 Nov
 Jakar Tshechu  Jakar Dzong, Choekhor, Bumthang  6 – 10 Nov
 Pemagatshel Tshechu  Pemagatshel Dzong, Pemagatshel  6 – 10 Nov
 Black Necked Crane Festival  Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha, Wanduephodran  11 Nov
  Mongar Tshechu  Mongar Dzong, Mongar  6 – 9 Nov
  Trashigang Tshechu  Trashigang Dzong, Trashigang  7 – 11 Nov
 Nalakhar Tshechu  Ngaa Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang  14 – 15 Nov
 December
 Kangso Tshechu  Drametse, Mongar  11 – 14 Dec
 Druk Wangyel Tshechu  Dochula, Thimphu  13 Dec
 Trongsa Tshechu  Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa  8 – 10 Dec
 Lhuentse Tshechu  Lhuentse Dzong, Lhuentse  7 – 11 Dec
 Dagana Tshechu  Dagana Dzong, Dagana  19 – 23 Dec