Bhutan Festival Dates 2012

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Festivals of Bhutan are a must-see on all visitors list of things to do in Bhutan. Every temple in every village in every valley has its own festival, 100s of years old. Unlike festivals elsewhere, the festivals of Bhutan are almost always religious in nature, with mask dances as the predominant performance. If you are visiting Bhutan, you should time your visit with one of the festivals in our festivals list. The list has the all the major festivals in Bhutan.

Festival Place Dates (2012)
Punakha Dromche Punakha 22 February – 2 March
Punakha Tshechu Punakha 3 – 5 March
Chorten Kora Trashiyangtse 8 – 22 March
Gomkora Trashigang 31 March – 2 April
Paro Tshechu Paro 2 – 6 April
Chhukha Tshechu Chhukha 4 – 6 April
Ura Yakchoe Bumthang 2 -6 May
Nimalung Tshechu Bumthang 27 – 29 June
Kurjey Tshechu Bumthang 29 June
Wangdue Tshechu Wangdue Phodrang 23 – 25 September
Tamshingphala Choepa Bumthang 24 – 26 September
Thimphu Drupchen Thimphu 20 – 24 September
Thimphu Tshechu Thimphu 25 – 27 September
Thangbi Mani Bumthang 29 September – 1 October
Shingkhar Rabney Ura, Bumthang 20 – 24 October
Jakar Tshechu Jakar Dzong, Bumthang 22 – 25 October
Jambay Lhakhang Drup Bumthang 29 October – 2 November
Prakhar Duchhoed Bumthang 30 October – 1 November
Mongar Tshechu Mongar 20 – 23 November
Trashigang Tshechu Trashigang 21 – 24 November
Nalakhar Tshechu Bumthang 28 – 30 November
Trongsa Tshechu Trongsa 21 – 23 December
Lhuntse Tshechu Lhuntse 21 – 23 December
Nabji Lhakhang Drub Nabji, Trongsa 28 December – 1 January, 2013
Shingkhar Metochodpa Ura, Bumthang 28 December

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