Festivals

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FESTIVALS

The Bhutanese are friendly people and their festivals colorful. Dzongs (monastic fortresses) come to life at the time of festivals held annually throughout the kingdom at different times of the year. People perform rare masked and sword dances and other rituals dating back to the medieval ages in the courtyards. Each of these dances has religious significance. All the districts known as Dzongkhags, have their own festivals or Tshechus. The Tshechus showcase beliefs, customs, traditions and cultures of the people. It is not only limited to the Dzongs, but also celebrated in the village monasteries and temples. During Tshechus many religious dramas are enacted. Village and town folks dressed in their best clothes both rich and poor come to enjoy themselves in a spirit of festivity and their deep faith in Guru Rinpoche, the saint who brought Buddhism to Bhutan and the region.

The most popular Tshechus for tourists are those held in Thimphu, Paro and Bumthang.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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