Festival Tours

  • Destination: Bumthang, Paro, Punakha, Thimphu, Trashigang, Trashiyangtse, Wangduephordang

The prominence of religion as a part and parcel of Bhutanese life is symbolized by the Tsechus, (religious festivals), which are performed all around the country at different periods. Dedicated to the 8th century Tantric Saint, Guru Padma Sambhava, Tsechus meaning the “Tenth Day” is observed on the tenth day of a month corresponding to the lunar calendar, the birthday of Guru Rimpoche (Guru Padmasambhava).
It is said that Tsechus began in the 8th century and were introduced by Padma Sambhava and the Abbot Shanti Rakshita. With the passage of time, the variety and numbers of Tsechus increased.
Every dance in a Tsechu conveys different messages. The essence is basically the triumph of the good over evil. Tsechus have social significances, too. It is a time where people leave their domestic chores and partake in the celebrations, with their best costumes.

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