The Tshechu (Festival) is an occasion to witness various mask dances and folk dances being performed. The timing differs across Bhutan. Tshechu marks the important events in the life of the second Buddha, the Tantric master known as Guru Rinpoche (Precious Gem).
It poses great religious significance and dances are composed based on the visions of various religious master and are sacred. Various folk and mask dances are performed by monks and lay people for 3-5 days in the courtyard of the Dzongs and monasteries.
Folk dances are also performed by general public (The Royal dancers, students, and local people etc). Atsara or clowns, with their expressive masks are an indispensable element in any religious festival and they create jokes and entertain the crowd. The other feature of the Tshechu is the displaying of a huge applique Thangkha (scroll) called “Thongdroel” with a unique power to grant blessings.
It is also a social occasion where people dress up in their finest clothes and most resplendent jewellery of coral and turquoise. They pack picnic lunches in their traditional bamboo basket and stay all day at the festival.
There are various Tshechu (festival) programs celebrated across the Kingdom. So, i)you can either choose tshechu-festival program and give us your dates, ii)choose our tshechu tour packages or iii) customize on our tshechu tour packages. Please refer our tshechu tour packages.