Festivals & Events in 2019 & 2020

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 2019
Event name and palce Tentative dates
Nyilo (Winter Solstice), All over Bhutan 3 Jan 2019
Traditional Day of Offering, All over Bhutan 6 Jan 2019
Losar (New Year), All over Bhutan 56 Feb 2019
Pelden Lhamoi Drupchen, Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa 1012 Feb 2019
Phurba Dubchen, Doedel Pemacholing Lhakhang, Trashi Yangtse 1219 Feb 2019
Major event Punakha Drubchen, Punakha dzong, Punakha 1214 Feb 2019
Major event Trashi Yangtse Tshechu, Tokaphu Lhakhang, Tongzang, Trashi Yangtse 1315 Feb 2019
Khengzor Tshechu, Khengzor Lhakhang, Khar, Pemagatshel 1416 Feb 2019
Naktshang Tshechu, Nyalamdung Naktshang, Khoma, Lhuntse 1518 Feb 2019
Major event Punakha Tshechu, Punakha Dzong, Punakha 1517 Feb 2019
Nganglam Tshechu, Nganglam Lhakhang, Zobel, Pemagatshel 1719 Feb 2019
Tangsibi Mani, Tangsibi Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 1822 Feb 2019
Major event Drukpa (Chenga) Kora, Chorten Kora, Trashi Yangtse 19 Feb 2019
Tharpaling Thongdrol, Tharpaling Lhakhang, Chummey, Bumthang 19 Feb 2019
Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the 5th King, Bhutan 2123 Feb 2019
Zhuri Duechoed, Zhuri Lhakhang, Chumey, Bumthang 12 Mar 2019
Gayden Choedpa, Gayden Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 46 Mar 2019
Major event Dakpa (Namgang) Kora, Chorten Kora, Trashi Yangtse 6 Mar 2019
Kharphug Lhasel, Bjoka / Trong, Zhemgang 9 Mar 2019
Major event Gasa Tshechu, Gasa Dzong, Gasa 1316 Mar 2019
Major event Talo Tshechu, Talo Gompa, Punakha 1316 Mar 2019
Major event Zhemgang Tshechu, Zhemgang Dzong, Zhemgang 1316 Mar 2019
Major event Gasa Tshechu, Gasa Dzong, Gasa 1416 Mar 2019
Major event Gomphu Kora (Gomkora), Gom Kora Lhakhang, Trashigang 1416 Mar 2019
Major event Tsirang Tshechu, Tsirang Dzong, Tsirang 1416 Mar 2019
Major event Zhemgang Tshechu, Zhemgang Dzong, Zhemgang 1417 Mar 2019
Dzongdra Tshechu, Dzongdrakha Lhakhang, Luni 16 Mar 2019
Prewchoed, Buli/Tali/Nangkhor 16 Mar 2019
Trelda Tshechu (Dagana), Dagana Dzongkhag Courtyard, Dagana 16 Mar 2019
Major event Paro Tshechu, Rinpung Dzong, Paro 1721 Mar 2019
Pantang Tshechu, Phangkhar, Zhemgang 19 Mar 2019
Major event Drukpa (Chenga) Kora, Chorten Kora, Trashi Yangtse 21 Mar 2019
Major event Dakpa (Namgang) Kora, Chorten Kora, Trashi Yangtse 5 Apr 2019
Bhutan Sports Festival  , Phobjika (Gangtey) 6 Apr 2019
Dungmed Tshechu, Dungmed Lhakhang,Dungmin, Pemagatshel 1214 Apr 2019
Dungkhar Tshechu, Dungkhar Lhakhang, Khar, Pemagatshel 1315 Apr 2019
Rawabi Tshechu, Rawabi Goenpa, Maenbi, Lhuntse 1315 Apr 2019
Tashicholing Tshechu, Tashicholing Lhakhang, Yurung, Pemagatshel 1315 Apr 2019
Dolay Drupchen, Neyphu Gompa, Shaba, Paro 14 Apr 2019
Major event Domkhar Tshechu, Domkhar, Chumey, Bumthang 1416 Apr 2019
Zhabdrung Kuchoe (Death Anniversary of Zhabdrung), All over Bhutan 14 Apr 2019
Ura Yakchoe, Ura Lhakhang, Bumthang 1620 Apr 2019
Major event Rhododendron Festival, Lamperi Botanical Garden, Dochula, Thimphu 1921 Apr 2019
Dumati Tshechu, Dumati, Lichibi, Zhemgang 29 Apr 2019
Birth Anniversary of 3rd Druk Gyalpo, All over Bhutan 2 May 2019
Prew, Jasabi , Kurtoe, Lhuntse 1214 May 2019
Prew (Khowchung), Gangzur, Lhuntse 12 May 2019
Zobel Tshechu, Zobel Lhakhang, Zobel, Pemagatshel 1517 May 2019
Bon-Choe (summer), Dangkhar, Trong, Zhemgang 16 Jun 2019
Lord Buddha's Paranirvana, All over Bhutan 17 Jun 2019
Tshene Sungchey, Tiger's Nest, Paro 7 Jul5 Aug 2019
Dechenling Tshechu, Dechenling Lhakhang, Dechenling, Pemagatshel 1012 Jul 2019
Nimalung Tshechu, Nimalung Dratshang, Chummey, Bumthang 1012 Jul 2019
Birth Anniversary of Guru Rimpoche, All over Bhutan 11 Jul 2019
Dungsingma Tshechu, Dungsingma, Yurung, Pemagatshel 11 Jul 2019
Geokar Tendra Tshechu, Geokar Lhakhang, Yalang 11 Jul 2019
Ha festival, Lhuntse 1115 Jul 2019
Khamdang Tendra Tshechu, Shaksinggoenpa, Khamdang, Trashi Yangtse 11 Jul 2019
Khangma Tshechu, Khangma Lhakhang, Yurung, Pemagatshel 1113 Jul 2019
Major event Kurjey Tshechu, Kurjey Lhakhang, Bumthang 11 Jul 2019
Bhutanese Beer Festival, Namgey Artisan Brewery, Paro 1314 Jul 2019
Major event Haa Summer Festival, Town Festival Ground, Haa 1314 Jul 2019
First Sermon of Lord Buddha, All over Bhutan 4 Aug 2019
Annual Mushroom Festival, Genekha, Thimphu 1516 Aug 2019
Matsutake Mushroom Festival, Ura, Bumthang 2324 Aug 2019
Hungla Chokhor, Tokaphu Lhakhang, Tongzang, Trashi Yangtse 2830 Aug 2019
Lhamoi Doey-Phang, Ringpung Dzong, Paro 29 Aug 2019
Aa-hoi Bon Choe, Bjoka / Trong, Zhemgang 2 Sep 2019
Annual Mushroom Festival, Genekha, Thimphu 34 Sep 2019
Dongdorla Duechoed, Bjoka / Trong, Zhemgang 58 Sep 2019
Major event Tour Of The Dragon (Bicycle Race), Thimphu, Wangdue, Trongsa, Bumthang 7 Sep 2019
Major event Takila Chham, Takila Lhakhang, Lhuntse 1113 Sep 2019
Tsho-Bum, Tiger's Nest, Paro 1428 Sep 2019
Kesibi Chha, Kesibi Lhakhang, Maenbi, Lhuntse 1618 Sep 2019
Gyen -Wang, Rinpung Dzong, Paro 21 Sep7 Oct 2019
Blessed Rainy Day, All over Bhutan 24 Sep 2019
Chukor, Shaksinggoenpa, Khamdang, Trashi Yangtse 2729 Sep 2019
Chha Festival, Chhusa & Zimpong, Kurtoe, Lhuntse 30 Sep2 Oct 2019
Major event Thimphu Dromche (Drubchen), Tashichoe Dzong, Thimphu 4 Oct 2019 ?
Bum Tashi Festival, Gasa Dzong, Gasa 5 Oct 2019
Paro Rinpung Dromche, Rinpung Dzong, Paro 5 Oct 2019
Goenpung Tshechu, Shumar/Goenpun, Pemagatshel 68 Oct 2019
Haa Tshechu, Lhakhang Karpo, Haa 68 Oct 2019
Kothakpa Tshechu, Shumar / Kothakpa, Pemagatshel 68 Oct 2019
Terchen Drupchen, Kichu Lhakhang, Paro 68 Oct 2019
Major event Wangdue Tshechu, Tencholing Army Ground, Wangdue 68 Oct 2019
Dorjitse Kuchoed, Dorji Gompa, Tang, Bumthang 79 Oct 2019
Geling Tshechu, Geling Goenpa, Chhukha 78 Oct 2019
Shaksinggoenpa Tshechu, Shaksinggoenpa, Khamdang, Trashi Yangtse 79 Oct 2019
Dassain, All over Bhutan 8 Oct 2019
Jangchubling Tshechu, Jangchubling, Gangzur, Lhuntse 8 Oct 2019
Soel-Bum, Tiger's Nest 813 Oct 2019
Major event Tamshing Phala Chhoepa, Tamshing Lhakhang, Bumthang 810 Oct 2019
Major event Thimphu Tshechu, Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu 810 Oct 2019
Major event Gangtey Tshechu, Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjika (Gangtey) 1013 Oct 2019
Neypai Chha, Ney Village, Gangzur, Lhuntse 1011 Oct 2019
Dungsingma Tshechu II, Dungsingma, Yurung, Pemagatshel 1113 Oct 2019
Nangkor Tshechu, Shumar, Pemagatshel 1113 Oct 2019
Major event Thangbi Mani (Mewang), Thangbi Lhakhang, Bumthang 1114 Oct 2019
Kadam Tshechu, Kadam Lhakhang, Khar, Pemagatshel 1214 Oct 2019
Dankala Mani Tshechu, Dankala lhakhang, Shaba, Paro 13 Oct 2019
Khomshar Kharphug, Khomshar, Bardo, Zhemgang 13 Oct 2019
Phuentsholing Thromde Tsechu, Pelden Tashichoelling Shedra, Phuntsholing 13 Oct 2019
Major event Jomolhari Mountain Festival, Damgochong, Upper Paro 1415 Oct 2019
Laya Aolay, Laya village, Laya 1516 Oct 2019
Major event Royal Highlander Festival, Laya 2324 Oct 2019
Coronation Day of His Majesty the King, All over Bhutan 1 Nov 2019
Shingkhar Rabney, Shingkhar Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 26 Nov 2019
Bho-Yak, Janka-kha, Haa 3 Nov 2019
Major event Chhukha Tshechu, Chhukha Dzong, Chhukha 46 Nov 2019 ?
Major event Jakar Tshechu, Jakar Dzong, Bumthang 47 Nov 2019 ?
Lanyiri Tshechu, Lanyiri Lhakhang, Dungmin, Pemagatshel 46 Nov 2019
Ugyencholing Kangsel, Ugyencholing Dzong, Tang, Bumthang 46 Nov 2019
Tshebar Tshechu II, Tshebar Lhakhang, Khar, Pemagatshel 57 Nov 2019
Goenkar Tshechu, Goenpa Karpo, Khoma, Lhuntse 68 Nov 2019
Major event Dechenphu Tshechu, Dechenphu Lhakhang, Thimphu 7 Nov 2019
Dungmed Tshechu II, Dungmed Lhakhang,Dungmin, Pemagatshel 1012 Nov 2019
Major event Pemagatshel Tshechu, Pemagatshel Dzong, Pemagatshel 1012 Nov 2019
Birds Festival, Tingtibi Lower Secondary School, Tingtibi, Zhemgang 1113 Nov 2019
Birth Anniversary of 4th Druk Gyalpo & Constitution Day, All over Bhutan 11 Nov 2019
Major event Black Necked Crane Festival, Gangtey Gompa, Phobjika (Gangtey) 11 Nov 2019
Bardo Kharphug, Bardo, Zhemgang 12 Nov 2019
Major event Jambay Lhakhang Drup, Jambay Lhakhang, Bumthang 1215 Nov 2019 ?
Tshepami Throngdrel, Ringpung Deyangkha, Paro 12 Nov 2019
Prakhar Duchhoed, Prakhar Lhakhang, Bumthang 1416 Nov 2019
Panbang Tshechu, Sonamthang Dratshang, Zhemgang 1719 Nov 2019
Descending day of Lord Buddha, All over Bhutan 19 Nov 2019
Serzhong Tshechu, Do-Ngag Kuenzangcholing Lhakhang, Sarpang 19 Nov 2019
Sumthrang Rabdhey (Kangsol), Sumthrang Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 2226 Nov 2019
Khomshar Bon-Choe Katag, Khomshar, Bardo, Zhemgang 25 Nov 2019
Doedel Pemacholing Tshechu, Doedel Pemacholing Lhakhang, Trashi Yangtse 28 Nov13 Dec 2019
Yeshey Goenpi Drupchen – festival of Mahakala, Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa 13 Dec 2019
Major event Trashigang Tshechu, Trashigang Dzong, Trashigang 35 Dec 2019
Dechenling Tshechu II, Dechenling Lhakhang, Dechenling, Pemagatshel 46 Dec 2019
Menchu Pemaphuendey, Norbugang, Pemagatshel 46 Dec 2019
Major event Mongar Tshechu, Mongar Dzong, Mongar 46 Dec 2019 ?
Thrichu goenpa Tshechu, Thrichu goenpa, Tongzang, Trashi Yangtse 46 Dec 2019
Major event Trashigang Tshechu, Trashigang Dzong, Trashigang 46 Dec 2019
Pema Yoeselcholing Goenpa Tshechu , Kencholing-Shompangkhag 57 Dec 2019
Tang Namkha Rabney, Namkha Lhakhang, Bumthang 57 Dec 2019
Geokar Lhakhang Tshechu, Geokar Lhakhang, Yalang, Trashi Yangtse 612 Dec 2019
Buli Tshechu, Buli, Nangkhor, Zhemgang 1012 Dec 2019
Gamung Tshechu, Shumar / Gamung, Pemagatshel 1012 Dec 2019
Gonphug Tshechu, Gomphu, Trong, Zhemgang 1012 Dec 2019
Goshing Tshechu, Goshing, Zhemgang 1012 Dec 2019
Phumithang Tshechu, Phumithang Dratshang, Shingkhar, Zhemgang 1012 Dec 2019
Shingkhar Tshechu, Shingkhar, Zhemgang 1012 Dec 2019
Thrisa Tshechu, Thrisa, Shingkhar, Zhemgang 1012 Dec 2019
Wamling Tshechu, Wamling, Shingkhar, Zhemgang 1012 Dec 2019
Bjoka Tshechu, Bjoka / Trong, Zhemgang 1113 Dec 2019
Chojam Rabney, Chojamrab Lhakhang, Tang, Bumthang 1115 Dec 2019
Ladrong Rabney Tshechu, Ladrong Lhakhang, Jarey, Lhuntse 1115 Dec 2019
Bon-Choe, Dangkhar / Trong / Tali / Buli / Kihar / Nangkhor / Thrisa / Shingkhar / Wamling / Radhi / Nimshong / Langdorbi, Zhemgang 12 Dec 2019
Dra-Lha-Soel, Ringpung Dzong, Paro 12 Dec 2019
Major event Jambay Lhakhang Singye Cham, Jambay Lhakhang, Bumthang 12 Dec 2019
Khenyel Lhakhang Tsechu, Khenyel Lhakhang, Gortshom, Medtsho, Lhuntse 12 Dec 2019
Khomshar Tshechu, Khomshar, Bardo, Zhemgang 12 Dec 2019
Mamung Trong Tshechu, Ma-Mung Trong, Phangkhar, Zhemgang 12 Dec 2019
Nalakhar Tshechu (Nga Lhakhang Zhi), Ngaa Lhakhang, Bumthang 1214 Dec 2019
Nangla Tshechu Trong Tshechu, Nangla Tshechu Trong, Zhemgang 12 Dec 2019
Tashibi Tshechu, Tashibee, Phangkhar, Zhemgang 12 Dec 2019
Major event Druk Wangyel Tshechu, Dochula, Thimphu, Thimphu 13 Dec 2019
National Day, All over Bhutan 17 Dec 2019
Dekiling Tshechu, Dekiling Goenpa, Gelephu Thromde, Sarpang 21 Dec 2019
Pangkhar Choepa, Pangkhar Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 2126 Dec 2019
Jangchubling Tshechu, Jangchubling, Gangzur, Lhuntse 2425 Dec 2019
Lomba, Paro, Haa 2526 Dec 2019

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.