Chukha Festival

The Tshechu has performed annually as an offering to Guru Rinpoche. Different mask dances are performed during the festival besides the traditional folk songs and dances. The highlight of the festival is the unfurling of the Thongdrel (Large Tapestry) of Guru Rinpoche.

Chukha Festival is a vibrant cultural celebration that takes place annually in the Chukha district of Bhutan. This festival is a time when the people of Chukha come together to showcase their rich cultural heritage through traditional music, dance, and other performances.

During the festival, locals dress up in their finest traditional attire, and the streets are adorned with colorful decorations. The festival usually begins with a traditional Bhutanese dance called the Cham dance, which is performed by monks and laypeople alike.

Other highlights of the Chukha Festival include the traditional archery competition, where participants display their archery skills using handmade bows and arrows. There are also various cultural shows and performances, including folk dances and songs.

Food plays a significant role in the Chukha Festival, and visitors can enjoy traditional Bhutanese dishes like Ema Datshi, a spicy cheese and chili dish, and Momos, steamed dumplings filled with meat or vegetables.

Overall, the Chukha Festival is a wonderful celebration of Bhutanese culture, and it is a great opportunity to witness the rich traditions of the Chukha district firsthand.

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To reconfirm the festival dates please contact cultural Officer at 08 478817/+975 17120570

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