Rustik Travel

Bhutan: Thimphu Tshechu Festival

08/10/2019 - 10/10/2019 All day
Tashichho Dzong, Thimphu, Bhutan Tashichho Dzong, Thimphu, Bhutan

The Tshechu is a religious event celebrated on tenth day of a month of the lunar calendar corresponding to the birthday of Guru Rimpoche (Guru Padmasambhava). However the exact month of the Tshechu varies from place to place and temple to temple.
Tshechus are grand events where entire communities come together to witness religious mask dances, receive blessings and socialize. . In addition to the mask dances tshechus also include colorful Bhutanese dances and other forms of entertainment.
It is believed that everyone must attend a Tshechu and witness the mask dances at least once to in order to receive blessings and wash away their sins. Every mask dance performed during a Tshechu has a special meaning or a story behind it and many are based on stories and incidents from as long ago as the 8th century, during the life of Guru Padmasambhava. In monasteries the mask dances are performed by monks and in remote villages they are performed jointly by monks and village men.

Location: Tashi Chhodzong, THIMPHU

Share this:
Share

Related upcoming events

  • 24/12/2019 - 25/12/2019 All day

    Christmas in Manipur is celebrated with the typical North East flavour. A great time to be here.

  • 24/12/2019 - 25/12/2019 All day

    Christmas in Meghalaya is celebrated with the typical North East flavour. A great time to be here esp. in Shillong.

  • 25/12/2019 All day
    No additional details for this event.
  • 16/01/2020 All day

    The Magh Bihu festival of Assam is celebrated with great fervor by its entire populace. Characterized by merry making and feasting, this festival marks the end of the harvesting season when there is abundance of everything. This is the time when the hard working agricultural folk of the state sit down to reap the benefits of their labor. However, it must be pointed out that the Magh Bihu festival is not limited to the agricultural pockets of the state. Right from the smallest of villages to the big towns and cities of Assam, people celebrate this festival with great joy, though it must be mentioned that the mode of celebration differs from the villages to the cities.

  • 26/01/2020 All day
    No additional details for this event.
  • 14/02/2020 All day
    No additional details for this event.
  • 15/02/2020 All day

    Tamladu Festival in Itanagar is one of the ancient festivals of Arunachal Pradesh. The hills and valleys are the homeland of various tribes. These tribes still hold on to their conventional tradition and beliefs. Cultivation is the main livelihood of the hilly tribes. These tribes mainly depend on the agriculture and harvest and that make them to worship Nature.

    Tamladu Festival is prayer that is offered to the God of Earth and the God of Water. The tribal people believe in nature worship and according to their belief, nature protects them from natural calamities. The supreme god of the tribe is Lord Jebmalu. Jebmalu is worshipped for the welfare of the people and crops and domestic animals.

  • 25/02/2020 - 27/02/2020 All day

    Losar is celebrated by the Monpas who are a majority in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh. Belonging to the Mongoloid stock, the Monpas are mainly into agriculture and animal husbandry. It must also be mentioned that Losar is the most important festival of the Monpas in Tawang.

    Commemorating the advent of the new year, Losar is the occasion when the Monpas feast, drink and make merry. Relatives and friends get together and celebrate this festival in a very pompous manner. The festival of Losar falls in the end of February or early March and is celebrated for 8 - 15 days. Indeed, the joie-de-vivre that characterizes this festival is simply fascinating.

  • 15/08/2020 All day
    No additional details for this event.
Share