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 2022
Event name (type), palce Tentative dates
Nyilo – Winter Solstice (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 1 Jan 2022
Traditional Day of Offering (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 2 Feb 2022
 Trashi Yangtse Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Tokaphu Lhakhang, Tongzang, Trashi Yangtse 1012 Feb 2022
Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the 5th King (Public holiday), Bhutan 2123 Feb 2022
Losar (New Year) (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 34 Mar 2022
 Punakha Drubchen (Buddhist festival), Punakha dzong, Punakha 711 Mar 2022
Palden Lhamoi Drupchen (Buddhist festival), Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa 810 Mar 2022
Phurba Dubchen (Buddhist festival), Doedel Pemacholing Lhakhang, Merak & Sakteng 918 Mar 2022
Khengzor Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Khengzor Lhakhang, Khar, Pemagatshel 1113 Mar 2022
Lichibi Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Lichibi, Zhemgang 1213 Mar 2022
Naktshang Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Nyalamdung Naktshang, Khoma, Lhuntse 1317 Mar 2022
 Punakha Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Punakha Dzong, Punakha 1315 Mar 2022
Nganglam Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Nganglam Lhakhang, Zobel, Pemagatshel 1618 Mar 2022
Tangsibi Mani (Buddhist festival), Tangsibi Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 1721 Mar 2022
Chuzangang Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Chuzangang Lhakhang, Sarpang 1820 Mar 2022
 Drukpa (Chenga) Kora (Buddhist festival), Chorten Kora, Trashi Yangtse 18 Mar 2022
Tharpaling Thongdrol (Buddhist festival), Tharpaling Lhakhang, Chummey, Bumthang 18 Mar 2022
Zhuri Duechoed (Buddhist festival), Zhuri Lhakhang, Chumey, Bumthang 2728 Mar 2022
Gayden Choedpa (Buddhist festival), Gayden Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 30 Mar1 Apr 2022
 Dakpa (Namgang) Kora (Buddhist festival), Chorten Kora, Trashi Yangtse 1 Apr 2022
Kharphug Lhasel (Buddhist festival), Bjoka / Trong, Zhemgang 4 Apr 2022
 Gasa Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Gasa Dzong, Gasa 811 Apr 2022
 Zhemgang Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Zhemgang Dzong, Zhemgang 811 Apr 2022
 Gomphu Kora (Gomkora) (Buddhist festival), Gom Kora Lhakhang, Trashigang 911 Apr 2022 ?
 Talo Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Talo Gompa, Punakha 911 Apr 2022
 Tsirang Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Tsirang Dzong, Tsirang 911 Apr 2022
Dzongdra Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Dzongdrakha Lhakhang, Luni 1117 Apr 2022
Prewchoed (Buddhist festival), Buli/Tali/Nangkhor 11 Apr 2022
 Paro Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Rinpung Dzong, Paro 1216 Apr 2022
Bon-Choe (summer) (Buddhist festival), Dangkhar, Trong, Zhemgang 13 Apr 2022
Khomshar Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Khomshar, Bardo, Zhemgang 1618 Apr 2022
 Rhododendron Festival (Other), Lamperi Botanical Garden, Dochula, Thimphu 1719 Apr 2022
Birth Anniversary of 3rd Druk Gyalpo (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 2 May 2022
Dungkhar Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Dungkhar Lhakhang, Khar, Pemagatshel 912 May 2022
Dungmed Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Dungmed Lhakhang,Dungmin, Pemagatshel 911 May 2022
Rawabi Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Rawabi Goenpa, Maenbi, Lhuntse 911 May 2022
Tashicholing Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Tashicholing Lhakhang, Yurung, Pemagatshel 911 May 2022
 Domkhar Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Domkhar, Chumey, Bumthang 1113 May 2022
Neyphu Mani (Buddhist festival), Neyphu Gompa, Shaba, Paro 11 May 2022
🚫 Zhabdrung Kuchoe (Death Anniversary of Zhabdrung) (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 11 May 2022
Ura Yakchoe (Buddhist festival), Ura Lhakhang, Bumthang 1317 May 2022
Dumati Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Dumati, Lichibi, Zhemgang 25 May 2022
Dolay Drupchen (Buddhist festival), Neyphu Gompa, Shaba, Paro 31 May9 Jun 2022
Prew (Buddhist festival), Jasabi , Kurtoe, Lhuntse 911 Jun 2022
Prew (Khowchung) (Buddhist festival), Gangzur, Lhuntse 9 Jun 2022
Zobel Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Zobel Lhakhang, Zobel, Pemagatshel 1214 Jun 2022
🚫 Lord Buddha's Paranirvana (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 14 Jun 2022
Der Choed (Buddhist festival), Bjoka / Trong, Zhemgang 69 Jul 2022
Dechenling Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Dechenling Lhakhang, Dechenling, Pemagatshel 79 Jul 2022
Nimalung Tshechu (Tendra) (Buddhist festival), Nimalung Dratshang, Chummey, Bumthang 79 Jul 2022
Nimalung Tshechu (Tendra) (Buddhist festival), Nimalung Dratshang, Chummey, Bumthang 79 Jul 2022
Dungsingma Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Dungsingma, Yurung, Pemagatshel 9 Jul 2022
Geokar Treldha Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Geokar Lhakhang, Yalang 9 Jul 2022
 Haa Summer Festival (Buddhist festival), Town Festival Ground, Haa 910 Jul 2022 ?
Haa Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Lhakhang Karpo, Haa 912 Jul 2022
Khamdang Tendra Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Shaksinggoenpa, Khamdang, Trashi Yangtse 9 Jul 2022
 Kurjey Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Kurjey Lhakhang, Bumthang 9 Jul 2022
Sakten Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Yuejug, Sakten, Trashigang 9 Jul 2022
🚫 Birth Anniversary of Guru Rimpoche (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 9 Jul 2022
Lhamoi Doey-Phang (Buddhist festival), Ringpung Dzong, Paro 6 Aug 2022
Annual Mushroom Festival (Other), Genekha, Thimphu 1516 Aug 2022
Hungla Chokhor (Buddhist festival), Tokaphu Lhakhang, Tongzang, Trashi Yangtse 2527 Aug 2022
Merak Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Merak Lhakhang, Genko, Trashigang 2627 Aug 2022
Aa-hoi Bon Choe (Buddhist festival), Bjoka / Trong, Zhemgang 30 Aug 2022
Matsutake Mushroom Festival (Other), Ura, Bumthang 31 Aug1 Sep 2022
🚫 First Cermon of Lord Buddha (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 1 Sep 2022
Dongdorla Duechoed (Buddhist festival), Bjoka / Trong, Zhemgang 25 Sep 2022
 Tour Of The Dragon (Bicycle Race) (Sport event), Thimphu, Wangdue, Trongsa, Bumthang 7 Sep 2022
 Takila Chham (Buddhist festival), Takila Lhakhang, Lhuntse 810 Sep 2022
Kesibi Chha (Buddhist festival), Kesibi Lhakhang, Maenbi, Lhuntse 1214 Sep 2022
Chukor (Buddhist festival), Shaksinggoenpa, Khamdang, Trashi Yangtse 1525 Sep 2022
Blessed Rainy Day (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 23 Sep 2022
Chha Festival (Buddhist festival), Chhusa & Zimpong, Kurtoe, Lhuntse 2729 Sep 2022
 Thimphu Dromche (Drubchen) (Buddhist festival), Tashichoe Dzong, Thimphu 1 Oct 2022
Bum Tashi Festival (Buddhist festival), Gasa Dzong, Gasa 2 Oct 2022
Paro Rinpung Dromche (Buddhist festival), Rinpung Dzong, Paro 2 Oct 2022
Goenpung Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Shumar/Goenpun, Pemagatshel 35 Oct 2022
Haa Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Lhakhang Karpo, Haa 35 Oct 2022
Kothakpa Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Shumar / Kothakpa, Pemagatshel 35 Oct 2022
Terchen Drupchen (Buddhist festival), Kichu Lhakhang, Paro 314 Oct 2022
 Wangdue Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Tencholing Army Ground, Wangdue 35 Oct 2022
Dorjitse Kuchoed (Buddhist festival), Dorji Gompa, Tang, Bumthang 46 Oct 2022
Geling Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Geling Goenpa, Chhukha 45 Oct 2022
Shaksinggoenpa Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Shaksinggoenpa, Khamdang, Trashi Yangtse 46 Oct 2022
Dassain (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 5 Oct 2022
Jangchubling Wang (Buddhist festival), Jangchubling, Gangzur, Lhuntse 5 Oct 2022
Neypai Chha (Buddhist festival), Ney Village, Gangzur, Lhuntse 57 Oct 2022
 Tamshing Phala Chhoepa (Buddhist festival), Tamshing Lhakhang, Bumthang 57 Oct 2022
 Thimphu Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu 57 Oct 2022
Dungsingma Tshechu II (Buddhist festival), Dungsingma, Yurung, Pemagatshel 79 Oct 2022
 Gangtey Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjika (Gangtey) 79 Oct 2022
Nangkor Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Shumar, Pemagatshel 79 Oct 2022
Kadam Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Kadam Lhakhang, Khar, Pemagatshel 810 Oct 2022
Dankala Mani Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Dankala lhakhang, Shaba, Paro 9 Oct 2022
Khomshar Kharphug (Buddhist festival), Khomshar, Bardo, Zhemgang 9 Oct 2022
Phuentsholing Thromde Tsechu (Buddhist festival), Pelden Tashichoelling Shedra, Phuntsholing 9 Oct 2022
 Thangbi Mani (Mewang) (Buddhist festival), Thangbi Lhakhang, Bumthang 910 Oct 2022 ?
 Jomolhari Mountain Festival (Other), Damgochong, Jangkothang 1415 Oct 2022
Laya Run (Sport event), Gasa, Laya 22 Oct 2022
 Royal Highlander Festival (Other), Laya 2324 Oct 2022
Shingkhar Rabney (Buddhist festival), Shingkhar Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 30 Oct3 Nov 2022
Bho-Yak (Buddhist festival), Janka-kha, Haa 31 Oct 2022
 Jakar Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Jakar Dzong, Bumthang 31 Oct4 Nov 2022 ?
 Chhukha Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Chhukha Dzong, Chhukha 13 Nov 2022
Coronation Day of His Majesty the King (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 1 Nov 2022
Lanyiri Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Lanyiri Lhakhang, Dungmin, Pemagatshel 13 Nov 2022
Ugyencholing Kangsel (Buddhist festival), Ugyencholing Dzong, Tang, Bumthang 13 Nov 2022
Goenkar Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Goenpa Karpo, Khoma, Lhuntse 24 Nov 2022
Tshebar Tshechu II (Buddhist festival), Tshebar Lhakhang, Khar, Pemagatshel 24 Nov 2022
 Dechenphu Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Dechenphu Lhakhang, Thimphu 3 Nov 2022
Dungmed Tshechu II (Buddhist festival), Dungmed Lhakhang,Dungmin, Pemagatshel 68 Nov 2022
 Pemagatshel Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Pemagatshel Dzong, Pemagatshel 68 Nov 2022
Changankha Lhakhang Cham (Buddhist festival), Changankha Lhakhang, Thimphu 7 Nov 2022
Bardo Kharphug (Buddhist festival), Bardo, Zhemgang 8 Nov 2022
 Jambay Lhakhang Drup (Buddhist festival), Jambay Lhakhang, Bumthang 811 Nov 2022
Tshepami Throngdrel (Buddhist festival), Ringpung Deyangkha, Paro 8 Nov 2022
Prakhar Duchhoed (Buddhist festival), Prakhar Lhakhang, Bumthang 911 Nov 2022
Birds Festival (Other), Tingtibi Lower Secondary School, Tingtibi, Zhemgang 1113 Nov 2022
Birth Anniversary of 4th Druk Gyalpo & Constitution Day (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 11 Nov 2022
 Black Necked Crane Festival (Buddhist festival), Gangtey Gompa, Phobjika (Gangtey) 11 Nov 2022
Panbang Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Sonamthang Dratshang, Zhemgang 1315 Nov 2022
Pema Yoeselcholing Goenpa Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Kencholing-Shompangkhag, Sarpang 1315 Nov 2022
Serzhong Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Do-Ngag Kuenzangcholing Lhakhang, Sarpang 15 Nov 2022
🚫 Descending day of Lord Buddha (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 15 Nov 2022
Sumthrang Rabdhey (Kangsol) (Buddhist festival), Sumthrang Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 1923 Nov 2022
Khomshar Bon-Choe Katag (Buddhist festival), Khomshar, Bardo, Zhemgang 22 Nov 2022
Yeshey Goenpi Drupchen – festival of Mahakala (Buddhist festival), Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa 29 Nov1 Dec 2022
 Mongar Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Mongar Dzong, Mongar 30 Nov3 Dec 2022 ?
Dechenling Tshechu II (Buddhist festival), Dechenling Lhakhang, Dechenling, Pemagatshel 13 Dec 2022
Menchu Pemaphuendey (Buddhist festival), Norbugang, Pemagatshel 13 Dec 2022
 Trashigang Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Trashigang Dzong, Trashigang 13 Dec 2022
Geokar Lhakhang Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Geokar Lhakhang, Yalang, Trashi Yangtse 27 Dec 2022
Tang Namkha Rabney (Buddhist festival), Namkha Lhakhang, Bumthang 23 Dec 2022
Doedel Pemacholing Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Doedel Pemacholing Lhakhang, Trashi Yangtse 48 Dec 2022
Buli Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Buli, Nangkhor, Zhemgang 57 Dec 2022
Gamung Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Shumar / Gamung, Pemagatshel 57 Dec 2022
Gonphug Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Gomphu, Trong, Zhemgang 57 Dec 2022
Goshing Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Goshing, Zhemgang 57 Dec 2022
Phumithang Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Phumithang Dratshang, Shingkhar, Zhemgang 57 Dec 2022
Shingkhar Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Shingkhar, Zhemgang 57 Dec 2022
Thrisa Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Thrisa, Shingkhar, Zhemgang 57 Dec 2022
Bjoka Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Bjoka / Trong, Zhemgang 69 Dec 2022
Khangma Tshechu II (Buddhist festival), Khangma Lhakhang, Yurung, Pemagatshel 68 Dec 2022
Ladrong Rabney Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Ladrong Lhakhang, Jarey, Lhuntse 610 Dec 2022
Bon-Choe (Buddhist festival), Dangkhar / Trong / Tali / Buli / Kihar / Nangkhor / Thrisa / Shingkhar / Wamling / Radhi / Nimshong / Langdorbi, Zhemgang 78 Dec 2022
 Jambay Lhakhang Singye Cham (Buddhist festival), Jambay Lhakhang, Bumthang 7 Dec 2022
Kharphu Bon-Choed (Buddhist festival), Shingkhar, Bumthang 78 Dec 2022
Langdurbi Bon-Choe (Buddhist festival), Langdurbi, Zhemgang 7 Dec 2022
Mamung Trong Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Ma-Mung Trong, Phangkhar, Zhemgang 7 Dec 2022
Nangla Tshechu Trong Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Nangla Tshechu Trong, Zhemgang 7 Dec 2022
Tashibi Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Tashibee, Phangkhar, Zhemgang 7 Dec 2022
Chojam Rabney (Buddhist festival), Chojamrab Lhakhang, Tang, Bumthang 8 Dec 2022
Nalakhar Tshechu (Nga Lhakhang Zhi) (Buddhist festival), Ngaa Lhakhang, Bumthang 810 Dec 2022
 Druk Wangyel Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Dochula, Thimphu, Thimphu 13 Dec 2022
National Day (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 17 Dec 2022
Pangkhar Choepa (Buddhist festival), Pangkhar Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 1823 Dec 2022
Jangchubling Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Jangchubling, Gangzur, Lhuntse 2122 Dec 2022
Lomba (Other), Haa, Paro 24 Dec 2022
Dungkar Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Dungkar Choeji Ngatshang, Lhuntse 3031 Dec 2022
 Lhuentse Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Lhuentse Dzong, Lhuntse 3031 Dec 2022
 Trongsa Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa 31 Dec 2022

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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