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Bhutan Festival Dates 2019

The amazing festivals cellebrated in Bhutan tell stories in the form of dances and recitiation of sacred scriptures. A way of passing down the beliefs held dearly to the generations to come.

festival in bhutan

Thousands of local people and visitors alike visit these festivals all year round scattered throughout the country.

bhutan festival dates

Sl no#FestivalPlaceDates
1Punakha DrubchenPunakha Dzong, Punakha12th-14thFeb
2Punakha TshechuPunakha Dzong, Punakha15th-17thFeb
3Tharpaling ThongdrolTharpaling Lhakhang,Chumi, Bumthang19thFeb
4GomphukoraGom Kora Lhakhang,Trashigang14th–16thMarch
5Talo TshechuTalo Gonpa, Punakha14th–16thMarch
6Gasa TshechuGasa Dzong, Gasa14th–16thMarch
7Zhemgang TshechuZhemgang Dzong, Zhemgang14th–17thMarch
8Paro TshechuRinpung Dzong, Paro17th–21stMarch(Thongdral on last day)
9Chhorten KoraChorten Kora, Trashiyangtshe21stMarch & 5thApril
10Rhododendron FestivalLamperi Botanical Garden,Dochula, Thimphu19th–21stApril
11Domkhar TshechuDomkhar, Chumni,Bumthang14th–16thApril
12Ura YakchoeUra Lhakhang, Bumthang16th–20thApril
13Nimalung TshechuNimalung Dratshang,Chumni, Bumthang10th–11thJuly
14Kurjey TshechuKurjey Lhakhang,Choekhor, Bumthang11thJuly
15Haa Summer FestivalHaa13th& 14thJuly
16Mushroom FestivalGenekha, Thimphu.15th& 16thAug
17Masutaki Mushroom FestivalUra, Bumthang23rd& 24thAug
18Tour of the Dragon (Bicycle Race)Bumthang to Thimphu7thSept
19Thimphu DrubchenTashi Chhodzong, Thimphu4thOct
20Wangdue TshechuTencholing Army Ground,Wangduephodrang5th–7thOct
21Tamshing Phala ChhoepaTamshing lhakhang, Bumthang7th–9thOct
22Thimphu TshechuTashi Chhodzong, Thimphu8th–10thOct
23Gangtey TshechuGangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha,Wangduephodrang.10th–13thOct (Thongdral on last day)
24Thangbi ManiTangbi Lhakhang, Choekor,Bumthang10th–13thOct
25Jhomolhari Mountain FestivalDangochong, Thimphu14th& 15thOct
26Chhukha TshechuChhukha Dzong, Chhukha6th–8thNov
27Jakar TshechuJakar Dzong, Choekhor, Bumthang5th–9thNov
28Jambay Lhakhang DrupJambay Lhakhang,Choekhor, Bumthang13th–16thNov
29Prakhar DuchhoedPrakar Khakhang, Chumni,Bumthang14th–16thNov
30Dechenphu TshechuDechenphu Lhakhang,Thimphu8thNov
31Black Necked Crane FestivalGangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha,Wangduephodrang.11thNov
32Mongar TshechuMongar Dzong, Mongar4th–6thDec
33Trashigang TshechuTrashigang Dzong,Trashigang.5th–7thDec
34Jambay Lhakhang Singye ChamJambay Lhakhang,Choekhor, Bumthang12thDec
35Pemagatshel TshechuPemagatshel Dzong, Pemagatshel11th–13 Nov (Thongdral on last day)
36Nalakhar TshechuNgaa Lhakhang, Choekhor,Bumthang12th–14thDec
37Druk Wangyel TshechuDouchula ,Thimphu13thDec
38Trongsa TshechuTrongsa Dzong,Trongsa4th–7thJan, 2020(Thongdral on last day
39Lhuentse TshechuLhuentse Dzong,Lhuentse4th–7thJan, 2020(Thongdral on last day)
40Nabji Lhakhang DrupNabji Lhakhang, Nabji,Trongsa10th–12thJan, 2020