Festivals & Events in 2020 & 2021

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 2020
Event name (type), palce Tentative dates
Nyilo – Winter Solstice (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 2 Jan 2020
Sarpang Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Sarpang Rabdey, Gelephu, Sarpang 35 Jan 2020
Tsatse Dzongklingoen Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Tsatse Dzong, Nanong, Pemagatshel 35 Jan 2020
Chuzangang Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Chuzangang Lhakhang, Sarpang 46 Jan 2020
 Lhuentse Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Lhuentse Dzong, Lhuntse 47 Jan 2020 ?
 Trongsa Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa 47 Jan 2020
Dagana Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Dagana Dzong, Dagana 610 Jan 2020
Shali Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Shumar/Shali, Pemagatshel 79 Jan 2020
Samdrup Jongkhar Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Samdrup Jongkhar Dzong, Samdrup Jongkhar 810 Jan 2020
 Nabji & Korphu Lhakhang Drup (Buddhist festival), Nabji Lhakhang & Korphu Lhakhang, Nabji & Korphu, Trongsa, Nabji Korphu 1012 Jan 2020 ?
Shinger Meto Choepda (Buddhist festival), Shingner Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 10 Jan 2020
 Dagapela Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Dagapela lhakhang, Dagana 1820 Jan 2020
Gyensar Torjab (Buddhist festival), Ringpung Dzong, Paro 23 Jan 2020
Traditional Day of Offering (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 25 Jan 2020
Lhamoizingkha Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Lhamoizigkhag Dratshang, Dagana 1618 Feb 2020
Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the 5th King (Other), Bhutan 2123 Feb 2020
Losar (New Year) (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 2225 Feb 2020
Palden Lhamoi Drupchen (Buddhist festival), Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa 28 Feb1 Mar 2020
Phurba Dubchen (Buddhist festival), Doedel Pemacholing Lhakhang, Trashi Yangtse 18 Mar 2020
 Punakha Drubchen (Buddhist festival), Punakha dzong, Punakha 24 Mar 2020
 Trashi Yangtse Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Tokaphu Lhakhang, Tongzang, Trashi Yangtse 24 Mar 2020
Khengzor Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Khengzor Lhakhang, Khar, Pemagatshel 46 Mar 2020
Lichibi Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Lichibi, Zhemgang 5 Mar 2020
Naktshang Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Nyalamdung Naktshang, Khoma, Lhuntse 58 Mar 2020
 Punakha Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Punakha Dzong, Punakha 57 Mar 2020
Nganglam Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Nganglam Lhakhang, Zobel, Pemagatshel 79 Mar 2020
Buli Mani (Buddhist festival), Buli Lhakhang, Chumey, Bumthang, Bumthang 912 Mar 2020
Chuzangang Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Chuzangang Lhakhang, Sarpang 911 Mar 2020
 Drukpa (Chenga) Kora (Buddhist festival), Chorten Kora, Trashi Yangtse 9 Mar 2020
Tangsibi Mani (Buddhist festival), Tangsibi Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 912 Mar 2020
Tharpaling Thongdrol (Buddhist festival), Tharpaling Lhakhang, Chummey, Bumthang 9 Mar 2020
Zhuri Duechoed (Buddhist festival), Zhuri Lhakhang, Chumey, Bumthang 1922 Mar 2020
Gayden Choedpa (Buddhist festival), Gayden Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 2225 Mar 2020
 Dakpa (Namgang) Kora (Buddhist festival), Chorten Kora, Trashi Yangtse 24 Mar 2020
Kharchu Drubchen (Buddhist festival), Kharchu Lhakhang, Bumthang 24 Mar 2020
Kharphug Lhasel (Buddhist festival), Bjoka / Trong, Zhemgang 27 Mar 2020
 Gasa Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Gasa Dzong, Gasa 13 Apr 2020 ?
 Gomphu Kora (Gomkora) (Buddhist festival), Gom Kora Lhakhang, Trashigang 13 Apr 2020
 Talo Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Talo Gompa, Punakha 13 Apr 2020
 Tsirang Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Tsirang Dzong, Tsirang 13 Apr 2020
 Zhemgang Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Zhemgang Dzong, Zhemgang 13 Apr 2020 ?
Dzongdra Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Dzongdrakha Lhakhang, Luni 39 Apr 2020
Prewchoed (Buddhist festival), Buli/Tali/Nangkhor 3 Apr 2020
 Paro Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Rinpung Dzong, Paro 48 Apr 2020
Khomshar Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Khomshar, Bardo, Zhemgang 810 Apr 2020
 Rhododendron Festival (Other), Lamperi Botanical Garden, Dochula, Thimphu 1719 Apr 2020
Dungkhar Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Dungkhar Lhakhang, Khar, Pemagatshel 13 May 2020
Dungmed Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Dungmed Lhakhang,Dungmin, Pemagatshel 13 May 2020
Rawabi Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Rawabi Goenpa, Maenbi, Lhuntse 13 May 2020
Tashicholing Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Tashicholing Lhakhang, Yurung, Pemagatshel 13 May 2020
Birth Anniversary of 3rd Druk Gyalpo (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 2 May 2020
 Domkhar Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Domkhar, Chumey, Bumthang 24 May 2020
Zhabdrung Kuchoe (Death Anniversary of Zhabdrung) (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 2 May 2020
Ura Yakchoe (Buddhist festival), Ura Lhakhang, Bumthang 48 May 2020
Neyphu Mani (Buddhist festival), Neyphu Gompa, Shaba, Paro 6 May 2020 ?
Dumati Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Dumati, Lichibi, Zhemgang 17 May 2020
Dolay Drupchen (Buddhist festival), Neyphu Gompa, Shaba, Paro 23 May1 Jun 2020
Prew (Buddhist festival), Jasabi , Kurtoe, Lhuntse 13 Jun 2020
Prew (Khowchung) (Buddhist festival), Gangzur, Lhuntse 1 Jun 2020
Geokar Treldha Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Geokar Lhakhang, Yalang 3 Jun 2020
Khamdang Tendra Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Shaksinggoenpa, Khamdang, Trashi Yangtse 3 Jun 2020
Bon-Choe (summer) (Buddhist festival), Dangkhar, Trong, Zhemgang 4 Jun 2020
Zobel Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Zobel Lhakhang, Zobel, Pemagatshel 46 Jun 2020
Lord Buddha's Paranirvana (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 5 Jun 2020
Pedtsheling Kuchoe (Buddhist festival), Pedtsheling Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang 911 Jun 2020
Der Choed (Buddhist festival), Bjoka / Trong, Zhemgang 2730 Jun 2020
Dechenling Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Dechenling Lhakhang, Dechenling, Pemagatshel 2830 Jun 2020
Nimalung Tshechu (Tendra) (Buddhist festival), Nimalung Dratshang, Chummey, Bumthang 2830 Jun 2020
Nyimalung Tendra (Buddhist festival), Chumig, Bumthang 2830 Jun 2020
Birth Anniversary of Guru Rimpoche (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 30 Jun 2020
Dungsingma Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Dungsingma, Yurung, Pemagatshel 30 Jun 2020
 Kurjey Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Kurjey Lhakhang, Bumthang 30 Jun 2020
 Haa Summer Festival (Buddhist festival), Town Festival Ground, Haa 1112 Jul 2020
First Cermon of Lord Buddha (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 24 Jul 2020
 Tour Of The Dragon (Bicycle Race) (Sport event), Thimphu, Wangdue, Trongsa, Bumthang 5 Aug 2020 ?
Annual Mushroom Festival (Other), Genekha, Thimphu 1516 Aug 2020 ?
Hungla Chokhor (Buddhist festival), Tokaphu Lhakhang, Tongzang, Trashi Yangtse 1719 Aug 2020
Lhamoi Doey-Phang (Buddhist festival), Ringpung Dzong, Paro 18 Aug 2020
Merak Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Merak Lhakhang, Genko, Trashigang 1819 Aug 2020
Aa-hoi Bon Choe (Buddhist festival), Bjoka / Trong, Zhemgang 22 Aug 2020
Matsutake Mushroom Festival (Other), Ura, Bumthang 2324 Aug 2020
Dongdorla Duechoed (Buddhist festival), Bjoka / Trong, Zhemgang 2528 Aug 2020
 Takila Chham (Buddhist festival), Takila Lhakhang, Lhuntse 31 Aug3 Sep 2020
Kesibi Chha (Buddhist festival), Kesibi Lhakhang, Maenbi, Lhuntse 46 Sep 2020
Chukor (Buddhist festival), Shaksinggoenpa, Khamdang, Trashi Yangtse 717 Sep 2020
Chha Festival (Buddhist festival), Chhusa & Zimpong, Kurtoe, Lhuntse 1921 Sep 2020
 Thimphu Dromche (Drubchen) (Buddhist festival), Tashichoe Dzong, Thimphu 22 Sep 2020 ?
Blessed Rainy Day (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 23 Sep 2020
Bum Tashi Festival (Buddhist festival), Gasa Dzong, Gasa 23 Sep 2020
Paro Rinpung Dromche (Buddhist festival), Rinpung Dzong, Paro 23 Sep 2020
Goenpung Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Shumar/Goenpun, Pemagatshel 2426 Sep 2020
Haa Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Lhakhang Karpo, Haa 2426 Sep 2020
Kothakpa Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Shumar / Kothakpa, Pemagatshel 2426 Sep 2020
Terchen Drupchen (Buddhist festival), Kichu Lhakhang, Paro 24 Sep7 Oct 2020
 Wangdue Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Tencholing Army Ground, Wangdue 2426 Sep 2020
Dorjitse Kuchoed (Buddhist festival), Dorji Gompa, Tang, Bumthang 2527 Sep 2020
Shaksinggoenpa Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Shaksinggoenpa, Khamdang, Trashi Yangtse 2527 Sep 2020
Jangchubling Wang (Buddhist festival), Jangchubling, Gangzur, Lhuntse 26 Sep 2020
 Tamshing Phala Chhoepa (Buddhist festival), Tamshing Lhakhang, Bumthang 2628 Sep 2020
 Thimphu Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu 2628 Sep 2020
Neypai Chha (Buddhist festival), Ney Village, Gangzur, Lhuntse 2829 Sep 2020
Dungsingma Tshechu II (Buddhist festival), Dungsingma, Yurung, Pemagatshel 29 Sep1 Oct 2020
 Gangtey Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjika (Gangtey) 29 Sep1 Oct 2020
Nangkor Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Shumar, Pemagatshel 29 Sep1 Oct 2020
Kadam Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Kadam Lhakhang, Khar, Pemagatshel 30 Sep2 Oct 2020
 Thangbi Mani (Mewang) (Buddhist festival), Thangbi Lhakhang, Bumthang 30 Sep2 Oct 2020
Dankala Mani Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Dankala lhakhang, Shaba, Paro 1 Oct 2020
Khomshar Kharphug (Buddhist festival), Khomshar, Bardo, Zhemgang 1 Oct 2020
Phuentsholing Thromde Tsechu (Buddhist festival), Pelden Tashichoelling Shedra, Phuntsholing 1 Oct 2020
Laya Aolay (Buddhist festival), Laya village, Laya 35 Oct 2020
 Jomolhari Mountain Festival (Other), Damgochong, Jangkothang 1415 Oct 2020
Shingkhar Rabney (Buddhist festival), Shingkhar Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 2226 Oct 2020
Bho-Yak (Buddhist festival), Janka-kha, Haa 23 Oct 2020
 Jakar Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Jakar Dzong, Bumthang 2327 Oct 2020
 Royal Highlander Festival (Other), Laya 2324 Oct 2020
 Chhukha Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Chhukha Dzong, Chhukha 2426 Oct 2020
Lanyiri Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Lanyiri Lhakhang, Dungmin, Pemagatshel 2426 Oct 2020
Ugyencholing Kangsel (Buddhist festival), Ugyencholing Dzong, Tang, Bumthang 2426 Oct 2020
Goenkar Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Goenpa Karpo, Khoma, Lhuntse 2527 Oct 2020
Tshebar Tshechu II (Buddhist festival), Tshebar Lhakhang, Khar, Pemagatshel 2527 Oct 2020
Dassain (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 26 Oct 2020
 Dechenphu Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Dechenphu Lhakhang, Thimphu 26 Oct 2020
Vijayadashami (Dashain) (Other), All over Bhutan, especially southern regions 26 Oct 2020
Dungmed Tshechu II (Buddhist festival), Dungmed Lhakhang,Dungmin, Pemagatshel 2931 Oct 2020
Changankha Lhakhang Cham (Buddhist festival), Changankha Lhakhang, Thimphu 30 Oct 2020
Takar Duechoe (Buddhist festival), Chumig, Bumthang 30 Oct3 Nov 2020
 Jambay Lhakhang Drup (Buddhist festival), Jambay Lhakhang, Bumthang 31 Oct4 Nov 2020 ?
Tshepami Throngdrel (Buddhist festival), Ringpung Deyangkha, Paro 31 Oct 2020
Coronation Day of His Majesty the King (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 1 Nov 2020
Prakhar Duchhoed (Buddhist festival), Prakhar Lhakhang, Bumthang 13 Nov 2020
Panbang Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Sonamthang Dratshang, Zhemgang 57 Nov 2020
Descending day of Lord Buddha (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 7 Nov 2020
Serzhong Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Do-Ngag Kuenzangcholing Lhakhang, Sarpang 7 Nov 2020
Birds Festival (Other), Tingtibi Lower Secondary School, Tingtibi, Zhemgang 1113 Nov 2020
Birth Anniversary of 4th Druk Gyalpo & Constitution Day (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 11 Nov 2020
 Black Necked Crane Festival (Buddhist festival), Gangtey Gompa, Phobjika (Gangtey) 11 Nov 2020
Sumthrang Rabdhey (Kangsol) (Buddhist festival), Sumthrang Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 1115 Nov 2020
Khomshar Bon-Choe Katag (Buddhist festival), Khomshar, Bardo, Zhemgang 14 Nov 2020
Yeshey Goenpi Drupchen – festival of Mahakala (Buddhist festival), Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa 1921 Nov 2020
 Mongar Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Mongar Dzong, Mongar 2124 Nov 2020
 Pemagatshel Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Pemagatshel Dzong, Pemagatshel 2124 Nov 2020 ?
Dechenling Tshechu II (Buddhist festival), Dechenling Lhakhang, Dechenling, Pemagatshel 2224 Nov 2020
Menchu Pemaphuendey (Buddhist festival), Norbugang, Pemagatshel 2224 Nov 2020
 Trashigang Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Trashigang Dzong, Trashigang 2224 Nov 2020 ?
Pema Yoeselcholing Goenpa Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Kencholing-Shompangkhag 2325 Nov 2020
Geokar Lhakhang Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Geokar Lhakhang, Yalang, Trashi Yangtse 2429 Nov 2020
Tang Namkha Rabney (Buddhist festival), Namkha Lhakhang, Bumthang 2427 Nov 2020 ?
Chha Festival (Tayalawa) (Buddhist festival), Tayalawa, Tshangngo, Lhuntse 2529 Nov 2020
Doedel Pemacholing Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Doedel Pemacholing Lhakhang, Trashi Yangtse 2630 Nov 2020
Buli Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Buli, Nangkhor, Zhemgang 2830 Nov 2020
Gamung Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Shumar / Gamung, Pemagatshel 2830 Nov 2020
Gonphug Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Gomphu, Trong, Zhemgang 2830 Nov 2020
Goshing Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Goshing, Zhemgang 2829 Nov 2020
Phumithang Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Phumithang Dratshang, Shingkhar, Zhemgang 2830 Nov 2020
Bjoka Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Bjoka / Trong, Zhemgang 29 Nov1 Dec 2020
Chojam Rabney (Buddhist festival), Chojamrab Lhakhang, Tang, Bumthang 29 Nov3 Dec 2020
Khangma Tshechu II (Buddhist festival), Khangma Lhakhang, Yurung, Pemagatshel 29 Nov1 Dec 2020
Ladrong Rabney Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Ladrong Lhakhang, Jarey, Lhuntse 29 Nov3 Dec 2020
Bardo Kharphug (Buddhist festival), Bardo, Zhemgang 30 Nov3 Dec 2020
Bon-Choe (Buddhist festival), Dangkhar / Trong / Tali / Buli / Kihar / Nangkhor / Thrisa / Shingkhar / Wamling / Radhi / Nimshong / Langdorbi, Zhemgang 30 Nov 2020
 Jambay Lhakhang Singye Cham (Buddhist festival), Jambay Lhakhang, Bumthang 30 Nov 2020
Kharphu Bon-Choed (Buddhist festival), Shingkhar, Bumthang 30 Nov 2020
Langdurbi Bon-Choe (Buddhist festival), Langdurbi, Zhemgang 30 Nov2 Dec 2020
Mamung Trong Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Ma-Mung Trong, Phangkhar, Zhemgang 30 Nov 2020
Nalakhar Tshechu (Nga Lhakhang Zhi) (Buddhist festival), Ngaa Lhakhang, Bumthang 30 Nov2 Dec 2020
Nangla Tshechu Trong Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Nangla Tshechu Trong, Zhemgang 30 Nov 2020
Shingkhar Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Shingkhar, Zhemgang 30 Nov4 Dec 2020
Tashibi Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Tashibee, Phangkhar, Zhemgang 30 Nov 2020
Thrisa Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Thrisa, Shingkhar, Zhemgang 30 Nov2 Dec 2020
Wamling Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Wamling, Shingkhar, Zhemgang 30 Nov4 Dec 2020
Jangchubling Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Jangchubling, Gangzur, Lhuntse 1213 Dec 2020
Pangkhar Choepa (Buddhist festival), Pangkhar Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 1215 Dec 2020
 Druk Wangyel Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Dochula, Thimphu, Thimphu 13 Dec 2020
Lomba (Other), Haa, Paro 13 Dec 2020
National Day (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 17 Dec 2020
Dungkar Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Dungkar Choeji Ngatshang, Lhuntse 2225 Dec 2020
 Lhuentse Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Lhuentse Dzong, Lhuntse 2325 Dec 2020 ?
 Trongsa Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa 2326 Dec 2020
Dekidling Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Lungtok Tharchen Goenpa, Dekidling, Sarpang 24 Dec 2020
Dagana Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Dagana Dzong, Dagana 2529 Dec 2020
Samdrup Jongkhar Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Samdrup Jongkhar Dzong, Samdrup Jongkhar 2729 Dec 2020
Kilung Chotpa (Buddhist festival), Gangzur, Lhuntse 2829 Dec 2020
 Nabji & Korphu Lhakhang Drup (Buddhist festival), Nabji Lhakhang & Korphu Lhakhang, Nabji & Korphu, Trongsa, Nabji Korphu 29 Dec 20201 Jan 2021 ?
Shinger Meto Choepda (Buddhist festival), Shingner Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 29 Dec 20203 Jan 2021

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.