Festivals & Events in 2022 & 2023

Tshechu mask dance religious festivals are essential part of Bhutanese culture. They are held in different part of the country thorough the year. There are also many other events in Bhutan, ranging from the marathons, bike races, exhibitions, Hindu festivals etc. See our most complete list available on Internet below!

Events in 2023
Event name (type), palce Tentative dates
Dungkar Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Dungkar Choeji Ngatshang, Lhuntse 12 Led 2023
 Lhuentse Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Lhuentse Dzong, Lhuntse 13 Led 2023
 Trongsa Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa 12 Led 2023
Nyilo – Winter Solstice (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 2 Led 2023
Samdrup Jongkhar Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Samdrup Jongkhar Dzong, Samdrup Jongkhar 46 Led 2023
Kilung Chotpa (Buddhist festival), Gangzur, Lhuntse 56 Led 2023
Traditional Day of Offering (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 22 Led 2023
Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the 5th King (Public holiday), Bhutan 2123 Úno 2023
Losar (New Year) (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 2122 Úno 2023
 Punakha Drubchen (Buddhist festival), Punakha dzong, Punakha 2428 Úno 2023
Palden Lhamoi Drupchen (Buddhist festival), Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa 2527 Úno 2023
Phurba Dubchen (Buddhist festival), Doedel Pemacholing Lhakhang, Trashi Yangtse 26 Feb7 Bře 2023
 Trashi Yangtse Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Tokaphu Lhakhang, Tongzang, Trashi Yangtse 27 Feb7 Bře 2023
Khengzor Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Khengzor Lhakhang, Khar, Pemagatshel 28 Feb2 Bře 2023
Lichibi Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Lichibi, Zhemgang 1 Bře 2023
Naktshang Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Nyalamdung Naktshang, Khoma, Lhuntse 15 Bře 2023
 Punakha Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Punakha Dzong, Punakha 13 Bře 2023
 Bhutan International Marathon (Sport event), Punakha Dzong, Punakha 4 Bře 2023
Nganglam Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Nganglam Lhakhang, Zobel, Pemagatshel 57 Bře 2023
Tangsibi Mani (Buddhist festival), Tangsibi Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 610 Bře 2023
🚫 Chötrul Düchen: Buddha’s Performance of Miracles (Public holiday), Bhutan 7 Bře 2023
 Drukpa (Chenga) Kora (Buddhist festival), Chorten Kora, Trashi Yangtse 7 Bře 2023
Tharpaling Thongdrol (Buddhist festival), Tharpaling Lhakhang, Chummey, Bumthang 7 Bře 2023
Zhuri Duechoed (Buddhist festival), Zhuri Lhakhang, Chumey, Bumthang 1718 Bře 2023
Gayden Choedpa (Buddhist festival), Gayden Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 1921 Bře 2023
 Dakpa (Namgang) Kora (Buddhist festival), Chorten Kora, Trashi Yangtse 21 Bře 2023
Kharphug Lhasel (Buddhist festival), Bjoka / Trong, Zhemgang 24 Bře 2023
 Gasa Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Gasa Dzong, Gasa 2831 Bře 2023
 Zhemgang Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Zhemgang Dzong, Zhemgang 2831 Bře 2023
 Gasa Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Gasa Dzong, Gasa 2931 Bře 2023
 Gomphu Kora (Gomkora) (Buddhist festival), Gom Kora Lhakhang, Trashigang 2931 Bře 2023 ?
 Talo Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Talo Gompa, Punakha 2931 Bře 2023
 Tsirang Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Tsirang Dzong, Tsirang 2931 Bře 2023
 Zhemgang Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Zhemgang Dzong, Zhemgang 2931 Bře 2023
Dzongdra Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Dzongdrakha Lhakhang, Luni 31 Mar7 Dub 2023
Prewchoed (Buddhist festival), Buli/Tali/Nangkhor 31 Bře 2023
 Paro Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Rinpung Dzong, Paro 26 Dub 2023
 Dakpa (Namgang) Kora (Buddhist festival), Chorten Kora, Trashi Yangtse 5 Dub 2023
Khomshar Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Khomshar, Bardo, Zhemgang 68 Dub 2023
 Rhododendron Festival (Other), Lamperi Botanical Garden, Dochula, Thimphu 1719 Dub 2023 ?
 Drukpa (Chenga) Kora (Buddhist festival), Chorten Kora, Trashi Yangtse 20 Dub 2023
Dungkhar Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Dungkhar Lhakhang, Khar, Pemagatshel 28 Apr1 Kvě 2023
Dungmed Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Dungmed Lhakhang,Dungmin, Pemagatshel 2830 Dub 2023
Rawabi Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Rawabi Goenpa, Maenbi, Lhuntse 2830 Dub 2023
Tashicholing Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Tashicholing Lhakhang, Yurung, Pemagatshel 2830 Dub 2023
 Domkhar Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Domkhar, Chumey, Bumthang 30 Apr2 Kvě 2023
Neyphu Mani (Buddhist festival), Neyphu Gompa, Shaba, Paro 30 Dub 2023
🚫 Zhabdrung Kuchoe (Death Anniversary of Zhabdrung) (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 30 Dub 2023
Birth Anniversary of 3rd Druk Gyalpo (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 2 Kvě 2023
Ura Yakchoe (Buddhist festival), Ura Lhakhang, Bumthang 26 Kvě 2023
Dumati Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Dumati, Lichibi, Zhemgang 14 Kvě 2023
Dolay Drupchen (Buddhist festival), Neyphu Gompa, Shaba, Paro 2030 Kvě 2023
Prew (Buddhist festival), Jasabi , Kurtoe, Lhuntse 30 May1 Čer 2023
Prew (Khowchung) (Buddhist festival), Gangzur, Lhuntse 30 May1 Čer 2023
Zobel Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Zobel Lhakhang, Zobel, Pemagatshel 24 Čer 2023
Bon-Choe (summer) (Buddhist festival), Dangkhar, Trong, Zhemgang 3 Čer 2023
🚫 Lord Buddha's Paranirvana (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 4 Čer 2023
Der Choed (Buddhist festival), Bjoka / Trong, Zhemgang 2528 Čer 2023
Dechenling Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Dechenling Lhakhang, Dechenling, Pemagatshel 2628 Čer 2023
Nimalung Tshechu (Tendra) (Buddhist festival), Nimalung Dratshang, Chummey, Bumthang 2628 Čer 2023
Khamdang Tendra Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Shaksinggoenpa, Khamdang, Trashi Yangtse 2728 Čer 2023
🚫 Birth Anniversary of Guru Rimpoche (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 28 Čer 2023
Dungsingma Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Dungsingma, Yurung, Pemagatshel 28 Čer 2023
Geokar Treldha Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Geokar Lhakhang, Yalang 28 Čer 2023
Ha festival (Buddhist festival), Lhuntse 28 Jun2 Črv 2023
 Kurjey Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Kurjey Lhakhang, Bumthang 28 Čer 2023
Sakten Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Yuejug, Sakten, Trashigang 28 Čer 2023
 Haa Summer Festival (Buddhist festival), Town Festival Ground, Haa 1016 Črv 2023 ?
🚫 First Cermon of Lord Buddha (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 21 Črv 2023
Lhamoi Doey-Phang (Buddhist festival), Ringpung Dzong, Paro 27 Črv 2023
Hungla Chokhor (Buddhist festival), Tokaphu Lhakhang, Tongzang, Trashi Yangtse 1416 Srp 2023
Annual Mushroom Festival (Other), Genekha, Thimphu 1516 Srp 2023
Merak Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Merak Lhakhang, Genko, Trashigang 1516 Srp 2023
Aa-hoi Bon Choe (Buddhist festival), Bjoka / Trong, Zhemgang 19 Srp 2023
Matsutake Mushroom Festival (Other), Ura, Bumthang 2021 Srp 2023
Dongdorla Duechoed (Buddhist festival), Bjoka / Trong, Zhemgang 2326 Srp 2023
Kesibi Chha (Buddhist festival), Kesibi Lhakhang, Maenbi, Lhuntse 2931 Srp 2023
 Takila Chham (Buddhist festival), Takila Lhakhang, Lhuntse 2931 Srp 2023 ?
Chukor (Buddhist festival), Shaksinggoenpa, Khamdang, Trashi Yangtse 414 Zář 2023
 Tour Of The Dragon (Bicycle Race) (Sport event), Thimphu, Wangdue, Trongsa, Bumthang 7 Zář 2023
Chha Festival (Buddhist festival), Chhusa & Zimpong, Kurtoe, Lhuntse 1719 Zář 2023
Shingkhar Rabney (Buddhist festival), Shingkhar Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 2024 Zář 2023
 Thimphu Dromche (Drubchen) (Buddhist festival), Tashichoe Dzong, Thimphu 20 Zář 2023
Goenpung Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Shumar/Goenpun, Pemagatshel 2224 Zář 2023
Haa Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Lhakhang Karpo, Haa 2224 Zář 2023
Kothakpa Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Shumar / Kothakpa, Pemagatshel 2224 Zář 2023
Paro Rinpung Dromche (Buddhist festival), Rinpung Dzong, Paro 22 Zář 2023
 Wangdue Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Tencholing Army Ground, Wangdue 2224 Zář 2023
Blessed Rainy Day (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 23 Zář 2023
Dorjitse (Lamai) Kuchoed (Buddhist festival), Dorji Gompa, Tang, Bumthang 2325 Zář 2023
Geling Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Geling Goenpa, Chhukha 2325 Zář 2023
Shaksinggoenpa Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Shaksinggoenpa, Khamdang, Trashi Yangtse 2325 Zář 2023
Terchen Drupchen (Buddhist festival), Kichu Lhakhang, Paro 23 Sep4 Říj 2023
Jangchubling Wang (Buddhist festival), Jangchubling, Gangzur, Lhuntse 24 Zář 2023
Neypai (Ney, Jang and Gangzur) Chha (Buddhist festival), Ney Village, Gangzur, Lhuntse 2426 Zář 2023
 Tamshing Phala Chhoepa (Buddhist festival), Tamshing Lhakhang, Bumthang 2426 Zář 2023
 Thimphu Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu 2426 Zář 2023
Dungsingma Tshechu II (Buddhist festival), Dungsingma, Yurung, Pemagatshel 2729 Zář 2023
 Gangtey Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjika (Gangtey) 2729 Zář 2023
 Gangtey Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjika (Gangtey) 2729 Zář 2023
Nangkor Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Shumar, Pemagatshel 2729 Zář 2023
Kadam Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Kadam Lhakhang, Khar, Pemagatshel 2830 Zář 2023
Dankala Mani Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Dankala lhakhang, Shaba, Paro 29 Zář 2023
Khomshar Kharphug (Buddhist festival), Khomshar, Bardo, Zhemgang 29 Zář 2023
Phuentsholing Thromde Tsechu (Buddhist festival), Pelden Tashichoelling Shedra, Phuntsholing 29 Zář 2023
 Thangbi Mani (Mewang) (Buddhist festival), Thangbi Lhakhang, Bumthang 2930 Zář 2023
Bum Tashi Festival (Buddhist festival), Gasa Dzong, Gasa 2 Říj 2023
 Jomolhari Mountain Festival (Other), Damgochong, Jangkothang 1415 Říj 2023
Bho-Yak (Buddhist festival), Janka-kha, Haa 21 Říj 2023
 Jakar Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Jakar Dzong, Bumthang 2125 Říj 2023 ?
 Chhukha Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Chhukha Dzong, Chhukha 2224 Říj 2023
Lanyiri Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Lanyiri Lhakhang, Dungmin, Pemagatshel 2224 Říj 2023
Laya Aolay (Buddhist festival), Laya village, Laya 2228 Říj 2023
Serzhong Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Do-Ngag Kuenzangcholing Lhakhang, Sarpang 2224 Říj 2023
Ugyencholing Kangsel (Buddhist festival), Ugyencholing Dzong, Tang, Bumthang 2224 Říj 2023
Goenkar Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Goenpa Karpo, Khoma, Lhuntse 2325 Říj 2023
Laya Run (Sport event), Gasa, Laya 23 Říj 2023
 Royal Highlander Festival (Other), Laya 2324 Říj 2023
Tshebar Tshechu II (Buddhist festival), Tshebar Lhakhang, Khar, Pemagatshel 2325 Říj 2023
Dassain (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 24 Říj 2023
 Dechenphu Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Dechenphu Lhakhang, Thimphu 24 Říj 2023
Dungmed Tshechu II (Buddhist festival), Dungmed Lhakhang,Dungmin, Pemagatshel 2628 Říj 2023
 Pemagatshel Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Pemagatshel Dzong, Pemagatshel 2628 Říj 2023
Changankha Lhakhang Cham (Buddhist festival), Changankha Lhakhang, Thimphu 27 Říj 2023
 Jambay Lhakhang Drup (Buddhist festival), Jambay Lhakhang, Bumthang 2831 Říj 2023
Tshepami Throngdrel (Buddhist festival), Ringpung Deyangkha, Paro 28 Říj 2023
Prakhar Duchhoed (Buddhist festival), Prakhar Lhakhang, Bumthang 2931 Říj 2023
Coronation Day of His Majesty the King (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 1 Lis 2023
Panbang Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Sonamthang Dratshang, Zhemgang 24 Lis 2023
🚫 Descending day of Lord Buddha (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 4 Lis 2023
Pema Yoeselcholing Goenpa Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Kencholing-Shompangkhag, Sarpang 4 Lis 2023
Sumthrang Rabdhey (Kangsol) (Buddhist festival), Sumthrang Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 913 Lis 2023
Birds Festival (Other), Tingtibi Lower Secondary School, Tingtibi, Zhemgang 1113 Lis 2023
Birth Anniversary of 4th Druk Gyalpo & Constitution Day (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 11 Lis 2023
 Black Necked Crane Festival (Buddhist festival), Gangtey Gompa, Phobjika (Gangtey) 11 Lis 2023
Khomshar Bon-Choe Katag (Buddhist festival), Khomshar, Bardo, Zhemgang 12 Lis 2023
Chuzangang Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Chuzangang Lhakhang, Sarpang 15 Lis 2023
Yeshey Goenpi Drupchen – festival of Mahakala (Buddhist festival), Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa 1820 Lis 2023
 Mongar Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Mongar Dzong, Mongar 1922 Lis 2023 ?
Dechenling Tshechu II (Buddhist festival), Dechenling Lhakhang, Dechenling, Pemagatshel 2022 Lis 2023
Menchu Pemaphuendey (Buddhist festival), Norbugang, Pemagatshel 2022 Lis 2023
Tang Namkha Rabney (Buddhist festival), Namkha Lhakhang, Bumthang 2022 Lis 2023
 Trashigang Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Trashigang Dzong, Trashigang 2023 Lis 2023
Geokar Lhakhang Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Geokar Lhakhang, Yalang, Trashi Yangtse 2227 Lis 2023
Doedel Pemacholing Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Doedel Pemacholing Lhakhang, Trashi Yangtse 2428 Lis 2023
Buli Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Buli, Nangkhor, Zhemgang 2527 Lis 2023
Gamung Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Shumar / Gamung, Pemagatshel 2527 Lis 2023
Gonphug Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Gomphu, Trong, Zhemgang 2527 Lis 2023
Goshing Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Goshing, Zhemgang 2526 Lis 2023
Phumithang Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Phumithang Dratshang, Shingkhar, Zhemgang 2527 Lis 2023
Bjoka Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Bjoka / Trong, Zhemgang 2629 Lis 2023
Khangma Tshechu II (Buddhist festival), Khangma Lhakhang, Yurung, Pemagatshel 2628 Lis 2023
Ladrong Rabney Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Ladrong Lhakhang, Jarey, Lhuntse 2630 Lis 2023
Bardo Kharphug (Buddhist festival), Bardo, Zhemgang 2729 Lis 2023
Bon-Choe (Buddhist festival), Dangkhar / Trong / Tali / Buli / Kihar / Nangkhor / Thrisa / Shingkhar / Wamling / Radhi / Nimshong / Langdorbi, Zhemgang 27 Lis 2023
Chojam Rabney (Buddhist festival), Chojamrab Lhakhang, Tang, Bumthang 27 Lis 2023
 Jambay Lhakhang Singye Cham (Buddhist festival), Jambay Lhakhang, Bumthang 27 Lis 2023
Kharphu Bon-Choed (Buddhist festival), Shingkhar, Bumthang 27 Lis 2023
Langdurbi Bon-Choe (Buddhist festival), Langdurbi, Zhemgang 2729 Lis 2023
Mamung Trong Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Ma-Mung Trong, Phangkhar, Zhemgang 27 Lis 2023
Nalakhar Tshechu (Nga Lhakhang Zhi) (Buddhist festival), Ngaa Lhakhang, Bumthang 2729 Lis 2023
Nangla Tshechu Trong Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Nangla Tshechu Trong, Zhemgang 27 Lis 2023
Shingkhar Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Shingkhar, Zhemgang 27 Nov1 Pro 2023
Tashibi Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Tashibee, Phangkhar, Zhemgang 27 Lis 2023
Thrisa Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Thrisa, Shingkhar, Zhemgang 2730 Lis 2023
Wamling Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Wamling, Shingkhar, Zhemgang 27 Nov1 Pro 2023
 Nabji & Korphu Lhakhang Drup (Buddhist festival), Nabji Lhakhang & Korphu Lhakhang, Nabji & Korphu, Trongsa, Nabji Korphu 67 Pro 2023
Pangkhar Choepa (Buddhist festival), Pangkhar Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 712 Pro 2023
Jangchubling Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Jangchubling, Gangzur, Lhuntse 1011 Pro 2023
Monpa Festival (Other), Jangbi village, Trongsa 10 Pro 2023
Lomba (Other), Haa, Paro 11 Pro 2023
 Druk Wangyel Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Dochula, Thimphu, Thimphu 13 Pro 2023
National Day (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 17 Pro 2023
 Lhuentse Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Lhuentse Dzong, Lhuntse 1923 Pro 2023
 Trongsa Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa 2023 Pro 2023
Dungkar Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Dungkar Choeji Ngatshang, Lhuntse 22 Pro 2023
Samdrup Jongkhar Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Samdrup Jongkhar Dzong, Samdrup Jongkhar 2426 Pro 2023
Kilung Chotpa (Buddhist festival), Gangzur, Lhuntse 2526 Pro 2023
 Nabji & Korphu Lhakhang Drup (Buddhist festival), Nabji Lhakhang & Korphu Lhakhang, Nabji & Korphu, Trongsa, Nabji Korphu 2627 Pro 2023

Legend:
🚫 Entry to major tourist sights prohibited for tourists on this date.
⭐ Major festival / event

Please always reconfirm the dates of the festival before making concrete plan, because the date can change due to astrological concerns and other reasons without any notice.

Sources: Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators, Tourism Council of Bhutan, Bhutan Travel Portal & our own investigation.

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