Bhutan’s festivals are mostly religious and their significance profoundly symbolic. Religious festivals are called tshechus either dedicated to Guru Rinpoche, the Second Lord Buddha or to local saints and deities. Solemnized annually, almost each village has its own tshechu and the date varies slightly in the western calendar as Bhutanese follow the lunar calendar. However, tshechus are characterized by prayers, mask dances performed by laymen and monks imbibed with profound spiritual meanings, and folk songs and folk dances performed by the local community dancers and students. Tshechu is one time of the year when the Bhutanese prove their religious fervour and also a time to receive blessing, socialize and display their finest clothes, jewelleries and relish sumptuous dishes. Religion and social life are so intrinsically linked in the culture that some festival appears to be taking place somewhere in Bhutan throughout the year.
Bhutan Engyum Travels organizes personalized and specialized trips coinciding with the colourful tshechus. Such trips enable the tourists to witness the social and cultural events showcased beside the religious mask dances, folk songs and folk dances and simultaneously traverse across the kingdom to enjoy the great biodiversity, catch glimpses of rare flora and fauna, and experience the traditional cultural heritage and the exotic Bhutanese lifestyles. Click here for the details on festival dates. Besides tshechus, there are community-based festivals held at different places annually. They include the Takin Festival, Nomad Festival, Rhododendron Festival, Haa Summer Festival, Masutake Mushroom Festival, Jhomolhari Mountain Festival and Black-Necked Crane Festival, which attract local communities and tourists. So, the Bhutan Engyum Travels would like you to be a part of these vibrant festivals and experience Bhutan’s rich culture, tradition and history.
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