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 and palce Tentative dates
Nyilo (Winter Solstice), All over Bhutan 2 Jan 2020
Sarpang Tshechu, Sarpang Rabdey, Gelephu, Sarpang 35 Jan 2020
Tsatse Dzongklingoen Tshechu, Tsatse Dzong, Nanong, Pemagatshel 35 Jan 2020
Chuzangang Tshechu, Chuzangang Lhakhang, Sarpang 46 Jan 2020
Major event Lhuentse Tshechu, Lhuentse Dzong, Lhuntse 47 Jan 2020 ?
Major event Trongsa Tshechu, Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa 47 Jan 2020 ?
Dagana Tshechu, Dagana Dzong, Dagana 610 Jan 2020
Shali Tshechu, Shumar/Shali, Pemagatshel 79 Jan 2020
Samdrup Jongkhar Tshechu, Samdrup Jongkhar Dzong, Samdrup Jongkhar 810 Jan 2020
Major event Nabji & Korphu Lhakhang Drup, Nabji Lhakhang & Korphu Lhakhang, Nabji & Korphu, Trongsa, Nabji Korphu 1012 Jan 2020 ?
Shinger Meto Choepda, Shingner Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 10 Jan 2020
Major event Dagapela Tshechu, Dagapela lhakhang, Dagana 1820 Jan 2020
Gyensar Torjab, Ringpung Dzong, Paro 23 Jan 2020
Traditional Day of Offering, All over Bhutan 25 Jan 2020
Lhamoizingkha Tshechu, Lhamoizigkhag Dratshang, Dagana 1618 Feb 2020
Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the 5th King, Bhutan 2123 Feb 2020
Losar (New Year), All over Bhutan 2225 Feb 2020
Palden Lhamoi Drupchen, Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa 28 Feb1 Mar 2020
Phurba Dubchen, Doedel Pemacholing Lhakhang, Trashi Yangtse 18 Mar 2020
Major event Punakha Drubchen, Punakha dzong, Punakha 24 Mar 2020 ?
Major event Trashi Yangtse Tshechu, Tokaphu Lhakhang, Tongzang, Trashi Yangtse 24 Mar 2020
Khengzor Tshechu, Khengzor Lhakhang, Khar, Pemagatshel 46 Mar 2020
Lichibi Tshechu, Lichibi, Zhemgang 5 Mar 2020
Naktshang Tshechu, Nyalamdung Naktshang, Khoma, Lhuntse 58 Mar 2020
Major event Punakha Tshechu, Punakha Dzong, Punakha 57 Mar 2020
Nganglam Tshechu, Nganglam Lhakhang, Zobel, Pemagatshel 79 Mar 2020
Tangsibi Mani, Tangsibi Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 812 Mar 2020
Chuzangang Tshechu, Chuzangang Lhakhang, Sarpang 911 Mar 2020
Major event Drukpa (Chenga) Kora, Chorten Kora, Trashi Yangtse 9 Mar 2020
Tharpaling Thongdrol, Tharpaling Lhakhang, Chummey, Bumthang 9 Mar 2020
Zhuri Duechoed, Zhuri Lhakhang, Chumey, Bumthang 1920 Mar 2020
Gayden Choedpa, Gayden Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 2224 Mar 2020
Major event Dakpa (Namgang) Kora, Chorten Kora, Trashi Yangtse 24 Mar 2020
Kharphug Lhasel, Bjoka / Trong, Zhemgang 27 Mar 2020
Major event Gasa Tshechu, Gasa Dzong, Gasa 13 Apr 2020 ?
Major event Gomphu Kora (Gomkora), Gom Kora Lhakhang, Trashigang 13 Apr 2020
Major event Talo Tshechu, Talo Gompa, Punakha 13 Apr 2020
Major event Tsirang Tshechu, Tsirang Dzong, Tsirang 13 Apr 2020
Major event Zhemgang Tshechu, Zhemgang Dzong, Zhemgang 13 Apr 2020 ?
Dzongdra Tshechu, Dzongdrakha Lhakhang, Luni 39 Apr 2020
Prewchoed, Buli/Tali/Nangkhor 3 Apr 2020
Major event Paro Tshechu, Rinpung Dzong, Paro 48 Apr 2020
Khomshar Tshechu, Khomshar, Bardo, Zhemgang 810 Apr 2020
Major event Rhododendron Festival, Lamperi Botanical Garden, Dochula, Thimphu 1719 Apr 2020
Dungkhar Tshechu, Dungkhar Lhakhang, Khar, Pemagatshel 13 May 2020
Dungmed Tshechu, Dungmed Lhakhang,Dungmin, Pemagatshel 13 May 2020
Rawabi Tshechu, Rawabi Goenpa, Maenbi, Lhuntse 13 May 2020
Tashicholing Tshechu, Tashicholing Lhakhang, Yurung, Pemagatshel 13 May 2020
Birth Anniversary of 3rd Druk Gyalpo, All over Bhutan 2 May 2020
Major event Domkhar Tshechu, Domkhar, Chumey, Bumthang 24 May 2020
Zhabdrung Kuchoe (Death Anniversary of Zhabdrung), All over Bhutan 2 May 2020
Neyphu Mani, Neyphu Gompa, Shaba, Paro 3 May 2020
Ura Yakchoe, Ura Lhakhang, Bumthang 48 May 2020
Dumati Tshechu, Dumati, Lichibi, Zhemgang 17 May 2020
Dolay Drupchen, Neyphu Gompa, Shaba, Paro 23 May1 Jun 2020
Prew, Jasabi , Kurtoe, Lhuntse 13 Jun 2020
Prew (Khowchung), Gangzur, Lhuntse 1 Jun 2020
Geokar Treldha Tshechu, Geokar Lhakhang, Yalang 3 Jun 2020
Khamdang Tendra Tshechu, Shaksinggoenpa, Khamdang, Trashi Yangtse 3 Jun 2020
Bon-Choe (summer), Dangkhar, Trong, Zhemgang 4 Jun 2020
Zobel Tshechu, Zobel Lhakhang, Zobel, Pemagatshel 46 Jun 2020
Lord Buddha's Paranirvana, All over Bhutan 5 Jun 2020
Der Choed, Bjoka / Trong, Zhemgang 2730 Jun 2020
Dechenling Tshechu, Dechenling Lhakhang, Dechenling, Pemagatshel 2830 Jun 2020
Nimalung Tshechu (Tendra), Nimalung Dratshang, Chummey, Bumthang 2830 Jun 2020
Birth Anniversary of Guru Rimpoche, All over Bhutan 30 Jun 2020
Dungsingma Tshechu, Dungsingma, Yurung, Pemagatshel 30 Jun 2020
Major event Kurjey Tshechu, Kurjey Lhakhang, Bumthang 30 Jun 2020
Major event Haa Summer Festival, Town Festival Ground, Haa 1112 Jul 2020
First Cermon of Lord Buddha, All over Bhutan 24 Jul 2020
Major event Tour Of The Dragon (Bicycle Race), Thimphu, Wangdue, Trongsa, Bumthang 5 Aug 2020 ?
Annual Mushroom Festival, Genekha, Thimphu 1516 Aug 2020 ?
Hungla Chokhor, Tokaphu Lhakhang, Tongzang, Trashi Yangtse 1719 Aug 2020
Lhamoi Doey-Phang, Ringpung Dzong, Paro 18 Aug 2020
Merak Tshechu, Merak Lhakhang, Genko, Trashigang 1819 Aug 2020
Aa-hoi Bon Choe, Bjoka / Trong, Zhemgang 22 Aug 2020
Matsutake Mushroom Festival, Ura, Bumthang 2324 Aug 2020
Dongdorla Duechoed, Bjoka / Trong, Zhemgang 2528 Aug 2020
Major event Takila Chham, Takila Lhakhang, Lhuntse 31 Aug3 Sep 2020
Kesibi Chha, Kesibi Lhakhang, Maenbi, Lhuntse 46 Sep 2020
Chukor, Shaksinggoenpa, Khamdang, Trashi Yangtse 717 Sep 2020
Chha Festival, Chhusa & Zimpong, Kurtoe, Lhuntse 1921 Sep 2020
Major event Thimphu Dromche (Drubchen), Tashichoe Dzong, Thimphu 22 Sep 2020 ?
Blessed Rainy Day, All over Bhutan 23 Sep 2020
Bum Tashi Festival, Gasa Dzong, Gasa 23 Sep 2020
Paro Rinpung Dromche, Rinpung Dzong, Paro 23 Sep 2020
Dorjitse Kuchoed, Dorji Gompa, Tang, Bumthang 2427 Sep 2020
Goenpung Tshechu, Shumar/Goenpun, Pemagatshel 2426 Sep 2020
Haa Tshechu, Lhakhang Karpo, Haa 2426 Sep 2020
Kothakpa Tshechu, Shumar / Kothakpa, Pemagatshel 2426 Sep 2020
Terchen Drupchen, Kichu Lhakhang, Paro 24 Sep7 Oct 2020
Major event Wangdue Tshechu, Tencholing Army Ground, Wangdue 2426 Sep 2020
Shaksinggoenpa Tshechu, Shaksinggoenpa, Khamdang, Trashi Yangtse 2527 Sep 2020
Jangchubling Wang, Jangchubling, Gangzur, Lhuntse 26 Sep 2020
Major event Tamshing Phala Chhoepa, Tamshing Lhakhang, Bumthang 2628 Sep 2020
Major event Thimphu Tshechu, Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu 2628 Sep 2020
Neypai Chha, Ney Village, Gangzur, Lhuntse 2829 Sep 2020
Dungsingma Tshechu II, Dungsingma, Yurung, Pemagatshel 29 Sep1 Oct 2020
Major event Gangtey Tshechu, Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjika (Gangtey) 29 Sep1 Oct 2020
Nangkor Tshechu, Shumar, Pemagatshel 29 Sep1 Oct 2020
Kadam Tshechu, Kadam Lhakhang, Khar, Pemagatshel 30 Sep2 Oct 2020
Major event Thangbi Mani (Mewang), Thangbi Lhakhang, Bumthang 30 Sep2 Oct 2020 ?
Dankala Mani Tshechu, Dankala lhakhang, Shaba, Paro 1 Oct 2020
Khomshar Kharphug, Khomshar, Bardo, Zhemgang 1 Oct 2020
Phuentsholing Thromde Tsechu, Pelden Tashichoelling Shedra, Phuntsholing 1 Oct 2020
Laya Aolay, Laya village, Laya 35 Oct 2020
Major event Jomolhari Mountain Festival, Damgochong, Upper Paro 1415 Oct 2020
Shingkhar Rabney, Shingkhar Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 2226 Oct 2020
Bho-Yak, Janka-kha, Haa 23 Oct 2020
Major event Jakar Tshechu, Jakar Dzong, Bumthang 2327 Oct 2020
Major event Royal Highlander Festival, Laya 2324 Oct 2020
Major event Chhukha Tshechu, Chhukha Dzong, Chhukha 2426 Oct 2020
Lanyiri Tshechu, Lanyiri Lhakhang, Dungmin, Pemagatshel 2426 Oct 2020
Ugyencholing Kangsel, Ugyencholing Dzong, Tang, Bumthang 2426 Oct 2020
Goenkar Tshechu, Goenpa Karpo, Khoma, Lhuntse 2527 Oct 2020
Tshebar Tshechu II, Tshebar Lhakhang, Khar, Pemagatshel 2527 Oct 2020
Dassain, All over Bhutan 26 Oct 2020
Major event Dechenphu Tshechu, Dechenphu Lhakhang, Thimphu 26 Oct 2020
Vijayadashami (Dashain), All over Bhutan, especially southern regions 26 Oct 2020
Dungmed Tshechu II, Dungmed Lhakhang,Dungmin, Pemagatshel 2931 Oct 2020
Changankha Lhakhang Cham, Changankha Lhakhang, Thimphu 30 Oct 2020
Major event Jambay Lhakhang Drup, Jambay Lhakhang, Bumthang 31 Oct3 Nov 2020
Tshepami Throngdrel, Ringpung Deyangkha, Paro 31 Oct 2020
Coronation Day of His Majesty the King, All over Bhutan 1 Nov 2020
Prakhar Duchhoed, Prakhar Lhakhang, Bumthang 13 Nov 2020
Panbang Tshechu, Sonamthang Dratshang, Zhemgang 57 Nov 2020
Descending day of Lord Buddha, All over Bhutan 7 Nov 2020
Serzhong Tshechu, Do-Ngag Kuenzangcholing Lhakhang, Sarpang 7 Nov 2020
Birds Festival, Tingtibi Lower Secondary School, Tingtibi, Zhemgang 1113 Nov 2020
Birth Anniversary of 4th Druk Gyalpo & Constitution Day, All over Bhutan 11 Nov 2020
Major event Black Necked Crane Festival, Gangtey Gompa, Phobjika (Gangtey) 11 Nov 2020
Sumthrang Rabdhey (Kangsol), Sumthrang Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 1115 Nov 2020
Khomshar Bon-Choe Katag, Khomshar, Bardo, Zhemgang 14 Nov 2020
Yeshey Goenpi Drupchen – festival of Mahakala, Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa 1921 Nov 2020
Major event Mongar Tshechu, Mongar Dzong, Mongar 2124 Nov 2020
Major event Pemagatshel Tshechu, Pemagatshel Dzong, Pemagatshel 2124 Nov 2020 ?
Dechenling Tshechu II, Dechenling Lhakhang, Dechenling, Pemagatshel 2224 Nov 2020
Menchu Pemaphuendey, Norbugang, Pemagatshel 2224 Nov 2020
Major event Trashigang Tshechu, Trashigang Dzong, Trashigang 2224 Nov 2020 ?
Pema Yoeselcholing Goenpa Tshechu , Kencholing-Shompangkhag 2325 Nov 2020
Tang Namkha Rabney, Namkha Lhakhang, Bumthang 2324 Nov 2020
Geokar Lhakhang Tshechu, Geokar Lhakhang, Yalang, Trashi Yangtse 2429 Nov 2020
Chha Festival (Tayalawa), Tayalawa, Tshangngo, Lhuntse 2529 Nov 2020
Doedel Pemacholing Tshechu, Doedel Pemacholing Lhakhang, Trashi Yangtse 2630 Nov 2020
Buli Tshechu, Buli, Nangkhor, Zhemgang 2830 Nov 2020
Gamung Tshechu, Shumar / Gamung, Pemagatshel 2830 Nov 2020
Gonphug Tshechu, Gomphu, Trong, Zhemgang 2830 Nov 2020
Goshing Tshechu, Goshing, Zhemgang 2829 Nov 2020
Phumithang Tshechu, Phumithang Dratshang, Shingkhar, Zhemgang 2830 Nov 2020
Bjoka Tshechu, Bjoka / Trong, Zhemgang 29 Nov1 Dec 2020
Chojam Rabney, Chojamrab Lhakhang, Tang, Bumthang 29 Nov3 Dec 2020
Khangma Tshechu II, Khangma Lhakhang, Yurung, Pemagatshel 29 Nov1 Dec 2020
Ladrong Rabney Tshechu, Ladrong Lhakhang, Jarey, Lhuntse 29 Nov3 Dec 2020
Bardo Kharphug, Bardo, Zhemgang 30 Nov3 Dec 2020
Bon-Choe, Dangkhar / Trong / Tali / Buli / Kihar / Nangkhor / Thrisa / Shingkhar / Wamling / Radhi / Nimshong / Langdorbi, Zhemgang 30 Nov 2020
Major event Jambay Lhakhang Singye Cham, Jambay Lhakhang, Bumthang 30 Nov 2020
Kharphu Bon-Choed, Shingkhar, Bumthang 30 Nov 2020
Langdurbi Bon-Choe, Langdurbi, Zhemgang 30 Nov2 Dec 2020
Mamung Trong Tshechu, Ma-Mung Trong, Phangkhar, Zhemgang 30 Nov 2020
Nalakhar Tshechu (Nga Lhakhang Zhi), Ngaa Lhakhang, Bumthang 30 Nov2 Dec 2020
Nangla Tshechu Trong Tshechu, Nangla Tshechu Trong, Zhemgang 30 Nov 2020
Shingkhar Tshechu, Shingkhar, Zhemgang 30 Nov4 Dec 2020
Tashibi Tshechu, Tashibee, Phangkhar, Zhemgang 30 Nov 2020
Thrisa Tshechu, Thrisa, Shingkhar, Zhemgang 30 Nov2 Dec 2020
Wamling Tshechu, Wamling, Shingkhar, Zhemgang 30 Nov4 Dec 2020
Pangkhar Choepa, Pangkhar Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 1014 Dec 2020
Jangchubling Tshechu, Jangchubling, Gangzur, Lhuntse 1213 Dec 2020
Major event Druk Wangyel Tshechu, Dochula, Thimphu, Thimphu 13 Dec 2020
Lomba, Haa, Paro 13 Dec 2020
National Day, All over Bhutan 17 Dec 2020
Dungkar Tshechu, Dungkar Choeji Ngatshang, Lhuntse 2225 Dec 2020
Major event Lhuentse Tshechu, Lhuentse Dzong, Lhuntse 2325 Dec 2020 ?
Major event Trongsa Tshechu, Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa 2325 Dec 2020 ?
Dekidling Tshechu, Lungtok Tharchen Goenpa, Dekidling, Sarpang 24 Dec 2020
Dagana Tshechu, Dagana Dzong, Dagana 2529 Dec 2020
Samdrup Jongkhar Tshechu, Samdrup Jongkhar Dzong, Samdrup Jongkhar 2729 Dec 2020
Kilung Chotpa, Gangzur, Lhuntse 2829 Dec 2020
Major event Nabji & Korphu Lhakhang Drup, Nabji Lhakhang & Korphu Lhakhang, Nabji & Korphu, Trongsa, Nabji Korphu 29 Dec 20201 Jan 2021 ?
Shinger Meto Choepda, Shingner Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 29 Dec 2020

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.