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Bhutan Festival Dates 2021

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The amazing festivals celebrated in Bhutan tell stories in the form of dances and recitation of sacred scriptures. A way of passing down the beliefs held dearly to the generations to come. Go through the Bhutan festival calender below to plan your travel dates in 2021.

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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, Punakha19th – 21th Feb
2Trashiyangtse TshechuTrashiyangtse Dzong, Trashigyangse20th – 22nd Feb
3Punakha TshechuPunakha Dzong, Punakha22nd – 24th Feb
4Tharpaling ThongdrolTharpaling Lhakhang,Chumi, Bumthang27th Feb
5GomphukoraGom Kora Lhakhang,Trashigang21st– 23rdMarch
6Talo TshechuTalo Gonpa, Punakha21st– 23rdMarch
7Gasa TshechuGasa Dzong, Gasa21st– 23rdMarch
8Zhemgang TshechuZhemgang Dzong, Zhemgang21st– 23rdMarch
9Paro TshechuRinpung Dzong, Paro24th – 28thMarch(Thongdral on last day)
10Chhorten KoraChorten Kora, Trashiyangtshe27th March – 13th April
11Rhododendron FestivalLamperi Botanical Garden,Dochula, Thimphu16th – 18th April
12Domkhar TshechuDomkhar, Chumni,Bumthang22nd – 16th April
13Ura YakchoeUra Lhakhang, Bumthang24th – 28th April
14Nimalung TendraNimalung Dratshang,Chumni, Bumthang18th – 20th July
15Kurjey TshechuKurjey Lhakhang,Choekhor, Bumthang20th June
16Haa Summer FestivalHaa10th & 11th July
17Mushroom FestivalGenekha, Thimphu.15th & 16th Aug
18Masutaki Mushroom FestivalUra, Bumthang23rd & 24th Aug
19Tour of the Dragon (Bicycle Race)Bumthang to Thimphu7th Sept
20Thimphu DrubchenTashi Chhodzong, Thimphu12th Sept
21Wangdue TshechuTencholing Army Ground,Wangduephodrang14th – 16th Sept
22Tamshing Phala ChhoepaTamshing lhakhang, Bumthang16th – 18th Sept
23Thimphu TshechuTashi Chhodzong, Thimphu16th – 18th Sept
24Gangtey TshechuGangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha,Wangduephodrang.18th – 20th Sept (Thongdral on last day)
25Thangbi ManiTangbi Lhakhang, Choekor,Bumthang19th – 21st Sept
26Jhomolhari Mountain FestivalDangochong, Thimphu14th & 15th Oct
27Chhukha TshechuChhukha Dzong, Chhukha13th – 15th Oct
28Jakar TshechuJakar Dzong, Choekhor, Bumthang12th – 16th Nov
29Dechenphu TshechuDechenphu Lhakhang,Thimphu15th Oct
30Jambay Lhakhang DrupJambay Lhakhang,Choekhor, Bumthang21st – 23th Oct
31Prakhar DuchhoedPrakar Khakhang, Chumni,Bumthang21st – 23th Oct
32Royal Highland FestivalLaya, Gasa23rd – 24th Oct
33Black Necked Crane FestivalGangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha,Wangduephodrang.11th Nov
34Mongar TshechuMongar Dzong, Mongar12th – 14th Nov
35Trashigang TshechuTrashigang Dzong,Trashigang.12th – 14th Nov
36Pemagatshel TshechuPemagatshel Dzong, Pemagatshel12th – 14th Nov (Thongdral on last day)
37Jambay Lhakhang Singye ChamJambay Lhakhang,Choekhor, Bumthang19th Nov
38Nga Lhakhang ZheyNgaa Lhakhang, Choekhor,Bumthang19th – 21st Dec
39Druk Wangyel TshechuDouchula ,Thimphu13th Dec
40Trongsa TshechuTrongsa Dzong,Trongsa12th – 14th Dec (Thongdral on last day
41Lhuentse TshechuLhuentse Dzong,Lhuentse12th – 14th Dec (Thongdral on last day)