The 7th century Tibetan king Songsten Gampo is said to have built 108 temples in one day and Jambay Lhakhang in Bumthang is believed to be one of them. The Jambay Lhakhang Drup
is one of the most interesting events held there. During this festival, the chams (dances) include Terchham (Naked Dance), which was formerly initiated by Terton Dorje Lingpa, Mewang, Macham, Ging Tsholing, Dramtse Ngacham, Zhana Cham etc,. The dances are performed by the local villagers of Norgang, Changwa and Nangsiphel. The festival is a five-day programme.
Start Date: Nov 12, 2019
End Date: Nov 15, 2019
The annual Black-Necked Crane festival is celebrated at the courtyard of Gangtey Goenpa in Phobjikha valley. The festival is an occasion for the locals to rejoice and celebrate the arrival of this endangered and majestic bird which becomes an inseparable part in their daily lives during the winter months. The annual blacknecked crane festival is organized to generate awareness and understanding on the importance of conserving the endangered Black-Necked Cranes. The festival includes cultural programs such as folk songs and dances (some with black-necked crane themes) and mask dances performed by the local people, crane dances and environmental conservation-themed dramas and songs by school children.
Start Date: Nov 11, 2019
End Date: Nov 11, 2019
Destination: Wangdue Phodrang
This festival will be held at Berti Eco-camp site under Trong Gewog in Zhemgang. Zhemgang is recognized as a potential area for bird watching because of large number of native bird species found there. During the festival different artworks are show cased. Besides this, guided birding tours and photography tours are also organized.
Start Date: Nov 11, 2019
End Date: Nov 13, 2019
The Jakar Dzong or “the Dzong of the white bird” is perched on the hillock overlooking Chamkhar town & places surrounding it. The interesting thing about the Dzong is that there is a water tower four stairs down behind the Dzong leading to a water reservoir used for drawing water during battle times in olden days. The three-day festival displays several sacred mask dances. The festival also hosts different types of folk songs and dances. People visit the festival dressed in their finest clothes and the festival is also popular among tourists.
Start Date: Nov 3, 2019
End Date: Nov 7, 2019
This tshechu is dedicated to Gay Ngyen Jakpa Melen, a powerful guardian deity of Bhutan. Some of the sacred dances performed during the festival include the Zhananga Cham, Genyen Kunchaam, Shazam Cham, and Nga Cham. Many traditional and classical dances are also performed.
Start Date: Nov 7, 2019
End Date: Nov 7, 2019
Venue: Dechenphug Lhakhang
The Coronation of the 1st King of Bhutan was held on 17th December 1907 and since then the day is observed every year as the National Day of Bhutan in every dzongkhag.
Start Date: Dec 17, 2019
End Date: Dec 17, 2019
Venue: Changlingmithang Ground
Venue: Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa
This festival is dedicated to the dominant male protective deity of Bhutan, Yeshey Goenpo (Mahakala). It was first introduced by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in the 17th century in Punakha Dzong to commemorate the victory over Tibetan invasions. In 1988, Yeshey Goenpi Drupchen was introduced in Trongsa Dzong by His Majesty the 4th King and the 68th Je Khenpo His Holiness Tenzin Dendup.
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