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Bhutan Festival Dates 2025

Bhutan, known for its rich culture and traditions, celebrates various festivals throughout the year, which are deeply rooted in religious and cultural significance. One of the most famous festivals in Bhutan is the Tshechu, which translates to “tenth day” and usually takes place on the tenth day of a Bhutanese lunar month. Tshechus are annual religious festivals held in various monasteries, dzongs (fortresses), and temples across Bhutan.

During Tshechus, masked dances and sacred rituals are performed by monks and laymen, recounting stories from Buddhist mythology and teachings. These dances are not only a form of religious expression but also serve to bless the spectators, purify the environment, and drive away evil spirits. Each dance has its own significance and is accompanied by vibrant costumes, elaborate masks, and traditional music.

One of the most well-known Tshechus in Bhutan is the Paro Tshechu, held annually in the Paro valley. It usually takes place in the spring season and attracts both locals and tourists from around the world. The highlight of the Paro Tshechu is the unfurling of the Thongdrol (large religious scroll) of Guru Rinpoche, which is believed to bestow blessings and cleanse the sins of those who behold it.

Besides Tshechus, Bhutan also celebrates other festivals such as the Punakha Drubchen and Punakha Tshechu, Thimphu Tshechu, and Jambay Lhakhang Drup in Bumthang, each with its unique rituals, dances, and cultural significance. These festivals offer visitors a glimpse into Bhutan’s rich cultural heritage and provide an opportunity to immerse oneself in the country’s vibrant tradition.

Bhutan Festivals Dates for 2025Places where Festival is HeldDates
Punakha DrubchenPunakha Dzong,Punakha6th to 8th March 2025
Punakha TshechuPunakha Dzong 9th to 11th March 2025
 Tharpaling Thongdrel Tharpaling Lhakhang, Chumi Bumthang 14th March 2025
 Tangsibi Mani Tangsibi Lhakhang,Ura Bumthang 15th-17th March 2025
 Chhorten Kora Chorten Kora, Trashiyangtse14th-29th March 2025
 Gomphukora Gom Kora Lhakhang, Trashigang 5th-7th April 2025
 Talo Tshechu Talo Gonpa, Punakha 5th-7th April 2025
 Gasa Tshechu Gasa Dzong, Gasa 5th-7th April 2025
 Zhemgang Tshechu Zhemgang Dzong, Zhemgang 5th-7th April 2025
 Paro Tshechu Rinpung Dzong, Paro 8th-12th April 2025
 Rhododendron Festival Lamperi Botanical Park, Thimphu 22nd-24th April 2025
 Domkhar Tshechu Domkhar, Chumi, Bumthang 7th-9th May 2025
 Ura Yakchoe Ura Lhakhang, Bumthang 9th-13th May 2025
 Nimalung Tshechu Nimalung Dratshang, Chumi, Bumthang 3rd-5th July 2025
 Kurjey Tshechu Kurjey Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang 5th July 2025
 i)Tour of the Dragon 
ii)Dragons Fury (Mountain Bike Race)
 i)Bumthang to Thimphu
ii)Lobesa to Thimphu
6th September 2025
 Thimphu Drubchen Tashi chhodzong, Thimphu 28th September 2025
 Wangdue Tshechu Wangduephodrang 30th september- 2nd October 2025
 Tamshing Phala Chhoepa Tamshing Lhakhang, Bumthang2nd-4th October 2025
 Thimphu Tshechu Tashi Chhodzong , Thimphu 2nd-4th October 2025
 Gangtey Tshechu Gangtey Gonpa, Wangduephodrang5th-7th October 2025
 Thangbi Mewang  Thangbi Lhakhang, Choekor, Bumthang 7th-8th October 2025
 Pemagatshel Tshechu Pemagatshel Dzong, Pemagatshel 29th-31st October
1st November 2025
 Jhomolhari Mountain Festival Dangochong, Thimphu 14th-15th October 2025
 Chhukha Tshechu Chhukha Dzong, Chhukha 29th-31st October 2025
 Dechenphu Tshechu Dechenphu Lhakhang, Thimphu31st October 2025
 Jakar Tshechu Jakar Dzong, Choekhor, Bumthang 29th-31st October
1st November 2025
 Jambay Lhakhang Drup Jambay Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang 5th-8th November 2025
 Prakhar Duchhoed Prakar Lhakhang, Chumni, Bumthang 6th-8th November 2025
 Blacked Necked Crane Festival Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha, Wangduephodrang11th November 2025
 Mongar Tshechu Mongar Dzong, Mongar 28th-30th November 2025
 Trashigang Tshechu Trashigang Dzong, Trashigang 29th-30th November
1st December 2025
 Phuntsholing Tshechu Phuntsholing, Chhukha 28th-30th November 2025
 Jambay Lhakhang Singye Cham Jambay Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang4th December 2025
 Nalakhar Tshechu Ngaa Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang 4th-6th December 2025
 Druk Wangyel Tshechu Douchula, Thimphu 13th December 2025
 Trongsa Tshechu Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa 27th-31st December 2025
 Lhuentse TshechuLhuentse Dzong, Lhuentse  27th-31st December 2025
 Samdrupjongkhar Tshechu Samdrupjongkhar 1st-3rd January 2026
 Nabji Lhakhang Drup Nabji Lhakhang, Nabji, Trongsa 3rd-5th January 2026