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 2021
Event name (type), palce Tentative dates
 Nabji & Korphu Lhakhang Drup (Buddhist festival), Nabji Lhakhang & Korphu Lhakhang, Nabji & Korphu, Trongsa, Nabji Korphu 1 Jan 2021 ?
Shinger Meto Choepda (Buddhist festival), Shingner Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 13 Jan 2021
Nyilo – Winter Solstice (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 2 Jan 2021
Shingkhar Rabney (Buddhist festival), Shingkhar Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 49 Jan 2021
 Dagapela Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Dagapela lhakhang, Dagana 68 Jan 2021
Gyensar Torjab (Buddhist festival), Ringpung Dzong, Paro 12 Jan 2021
Traditional Day of Offering (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 14 Jan 2021
Sarpang Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Sarpang Rabdey, Gelephu, Sarpang 2123 Jan 2021
Tausing Gonpa Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Gangzur, Lhuntse 2223 Jan 2021
Pantang Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Phangkhar, Zhemgang 2628 Jan 2021
Lhamoizingkha Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Lhamoizigkhag Dratshang, Dagana 56 Feb 2021
Losar (New Year) (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 1213 Feb 2021
 Punakha Drubchen (Buddhist festival), Punakha dzong, Punakha 1921 Feb 2021
 Trashi Yangtse Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Tokaphu Lhakhang, Tongzang, Trashi Yangtse 2022 Feb 2021
Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the 5th King (Other), Bhutan 2123 Feb 2021
 Punakha Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Punakha Dzong, Punakha 2224 Feb 2021
 Drukpa (Chenga) Kora (Buddhist festival), Chorten Kora, Trashi Yangtse 27 Feb 2021
Tharpaling Thongdrol (Buddhist festival), Tharpaling Lhakhang, Chummey, Bumthang 27 Feb 2021
Zhuri Duechoed (Buddhist festival), Zhuri Lhakhang, Chumey, Bumthang 910 Mar 2021
Gadhen Choedpa (Buddhist festival), Ura Lhakhang, Bumthang 1213 Mar 2021
 Dakpa (Namgang) Kora (Buddhist festival), Chorten Kora, Trashi Yangtse 13 Mar 2021
Kharchu Drubchen (Buddhist festival), Kharchu Lhakhang, Bumthang 13 Mar 2021
 Gasa Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Gasa Dzong, Gasa 2123 Mar 2021
 Gomphu Kora (Gomkora) (Buddhist festival), Gom Kora Lhakhang, Trashigang 2123 Mar 2021
 Talo Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Talo Gompa, Punakha 2123 Mar 2021
 Zhemgang Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Zhemgang Dzong, Zhemgang 2123 Mar 2021
 Paro Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Rinpung Dzong, Paro 2428 Mar 2021
 Rhododendron Festival (Other), Lamperi Botanical Garden, Dochula, Thimphu 1618 Apr 2021
 Domkhar Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Domkhar, Chumey, Bumthang 2224 Apr 2021
Zhabdrung Kuchoe (Death Anniversary of Zhabdrung) (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 22 Apr 2021
Ura Yakchoe (Buddhist festival), Ura Lhakhang, Bumthang 2428 Apr 2021
Birth Anniversary of 3rd Druk Gyalpo (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 2 May 2021
Lord Buddha's Paranirvana (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 26 May 2021
Pedtsheling Kuchoe (Buddhist festival), Pedtsheling Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang 30 May1 Jun 2021
 Haa Summer Festival (Buddhist festival), Town Festival Ground, Haa 1011 Jun 2021
Nimalung Tshechu (Tendra) (Buddhist festival), Nimalung Dratshang, Chummey, Bumthang 1820 Jun 2021
Birth Anniversary of Guru Rimpoche (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 20 Jun 2021
 Kurjey Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Kurjey Lhakhang, Bumthang 20 Jun 2021
First Cermon of Lord Buddha (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 14 Jul 2021
Annual Mushroom Festival (Other), Genekha, Thimphu 1516 Aug 2021
Matsutake Mushroom Festival (Other), Ura, Bumthang 2324 Aug 2021
 Tour Of The Dragon (Bicycle Race) (Sport event), Thimphu, Wangdue, Trongsa, Bumthang 7 Sep 2021
 Thimphu Dromche (Drubchen) (Buddhist festival), Tashichoe Dzong, Thimphu 11 Sep 2021
 Wangdue Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Tencholing Army Ground, Wangdue 1416 Sep 2021
 Thimphu Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu 1517 Sep 2021
 Tamshing Phala Chhoepa (Buddhist festival), Tamshing Lhakhang, Bumthang 1618 Sep 2021
 Gangtey Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjika (Gangtey) 1820 Sep 2021
 Thangbi Mani (Mewang) (Buddhist festival), Thangbi Lhakhang, Bumthang 1921 Sep 2021
Blessed Rainy Day (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 23 Sep 2021
 Jakar Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Jakar Dzong, Bumthang 1216 Oct 2021
 Chhukha Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Chhukha Dzong, Chhukha 1315 Oct 2021
Ugyencholing Kangsel (Buddhist festival), Ugyencholing Dzong, Tang, Bumthang 1315 Oct 2021
 Jomolhari Mountain Festival (Other), Damgochong, Jangkothang 1415 Oct 2021
Dassain (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 15 Oct 2021
 Dechenphu Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Dechenphu Lhakhang, Thimphu 15 Oct 2021
Takar Duechoe (Buddhist festival), Chumig, Bumthang 2023 Oct 2021
 Jambay Lhakhang Drup (Buddhist festival), Jambay Lhakhang, Bumthang 2123 Oct 2021
Prakhar Duchhoed (Buddhist festival), Prakhar Lhakhang, Bumthang 2123 Oct 2021
 Royal Highlander Festival (Other), Laya 2324 Oct 2021
Descending day of Lord Buddha (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 27 Oct 2021
Coronation Day of His Majesty the King (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 1 Nov 2021
Sumthrang Rabdhey (Kangsol) (Buddhist festival), Sumthrang Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 23 Nov 2021
Birth Anniversary of 4th Druk Gyalpo & Constitution Day (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 11 Nov 2021
 Black Necked Crane Festival (Buddhist festival), Gangtey Gompa, Phobjika (Gangtey) 11 Nov 2021
 Mongar Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Mongar Dzong, Mongar 1214 Nov 2021
 Pemagatshel Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Pemagatshel Dzong, Pemagatshel 1214 Nov 2021
 Trashigang Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Trashigang Dzong, Trashigang 1214 Nov 2021 ?
Tang Namkha Rabney (Buddhist festival), Namkha Lhakhang, Bumthang 1417 Nov 2021
Chojam Rabney (Buddhist festival), Chojamrab Lhakhang, Tang, Bumthang 1822 Nov 2021
 Jambay Lhakhang Singye Cham (Buddhist festival), Jambay Lhakhang, Bumthang 19 Nov 2021
Nalakhar Tshechu (Nga Lhakhang Zhi) (Buddhist festival), Ngaa Lhakhang, Bumthang 1921 Nov 2021
Pangkhar Choepa (Buddhist festival), Pangkhar Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 25 Dec 2021
 Lhuentse Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Lhuentse Dzong, Lhuntse 1214 Dec 2021
 Trongsa Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa 1214 Dec 2021
 Druk Wangyel Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Dochula, Thimphu, Thimphu 13 Dec 2021
National Day (Public holiday), All over Bhutan 17 Dec 2021
Samdrup Jongkhar Tshechu (Buddhist festival), Samdrup Jongkhar Dzong, Samdrup Jongkhar 18 Dec 2021
 Nabji & Korphu Lhakhang Drup (Buddhist festival), Nabji Lhakhang & Korphu Lhakhang, Nabji & Korphu, Trongsa, Nabji Korphu 1922 Dec 2021 ?
Shinger Meto Choepda (Buddhist festival), Shingner Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 1923 Dec 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.