Festival Info of Bhutan


Festival Info of Bhutan - The festivals in Bhutan showcase its living culture and also give an insight into how significant it is to the Bhutanese people and their distinct way of life. These festivals are popularly known as Tsechus and are organized in the honor of Guru Padmasambhava, who brought Buddhism into this country in the 8th century. The event is marked by colorful and well choreographed mask dances depicting various facets of the Buddhist teachings.Tshechu is the largest religious festival in Bhutan and is celebrated in the late summer and fall throughout the country, though Thimphu.

Tshechu is the most famous and attracts around 30,000 people. The highlight of the Tshechu ceremonies is the masked dances by monks, which were developed according to precise instructions given by past Buddhist masters. According to Buddhist philosophy, all experiences leave an imprint in the mind stream that produces a corresponding result in the future, and so viewing these dances, which are imbued with sacred symbolism, is considered to be a very auspicious and sanctifying experience.

The most popular festivals amongst the tourists in Bhutan are of Paro, Punakha, Wangdue, Thimphu and Bumthang. There are many festivals throughout the country. If you wish to time your visit with any of the festivals, have a look at the list of festival dates for 2010 or, if you are planning ahead, the tentative festival dates for 2011 and 2012. Here is some information introducing some festival tours in Bhutan but in fact there are much more.

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