Bhutan Festival Dates 2018 – Exact Calendar for tours 2019
The Tsechu is a festival in honor of Guru Padmasambava – “one who was born from a Lotus flower”, popularly known as “Guru Rinpoche”, the Precious Teacher. This saint contributed enormously to the diffusion of Tantric Buddhism in the Himalayan regions of Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan etc. around 800 A.D. The Tsechu is a religious festival and by attending it, it is believed one gains merits. It is also a yearly social gathering where the people gather to rejoice, dressed in finery. Bhutan Festival Dates are based on Lunar calendar.
The Thimphu Tsechu was established by the 4th Temporal Ruler, Tenzing Rabgye (1638-1696) in 1670 on the 8th month of Bhutanese calendar to commemorate the birth of Guru Rinpoche. In order that Bhutan can rejoice in continued happiness, many learned lamas established the tradition of these dances. The deities of the Tantric teaching are invoked during these dances. Through their power and benediction, all misfortunes are annihilated, and peace and happiness reign.
Festival Tours (Bhutan Festival Dates) in Bhutan offer Tourists a complete insight into the nation’s vibrant religion & Culture. The most popular events in the cultural itinerary are the Thimphu, Paro, Punakha, Wangdue and Bumthang Tshechus/Festival. Tsechus are weeklong festivals where the teachings of Padmasambhava are imparted to the deity through mask dances. The other attraction of Festival tours is to meet the rural Bhutanese in their quaint hamlets and see first hand their way of life. Here one gets the opportunity to intermingle with the average Bhutanese and to enjoy their hospitality.
we have an extensive choice of activities specially designed to enjoy tours, treks, and cultural events. Information can be obtained from us as to which exacting festival, tour or trek will be of interest to you. If you are thinking of extending trip to Himalayas like for Everest base camp Trekking please contact our expert. For the latest update of Bhutan Festival Dates of 2018 and 2019 feel free to e-mail us.