Bhutan Folk Festival is a unique festival organised by ABTO to showcase the rich traditional heritage of Bhutan. It will take place in Punakha from the 13 – 15 December, 2008.
The Bhutan Folk Festival is organised to commemorate the 100 years of monarchy and to celebrate the coronation of His Majesty the 5th King. The event offers visitors a chance to experience and discover the living tradition and cultural heritage of Bhutan, the last Himalayan Buddhist kingdom.
It is almost midnight. The temperature has dropped to 2 degree Celsius. A large gathering of devotees wait in anticipation huddled near Jampa lhakhang in Bumthang, their eyes on the monastery’s main door.
With the historic coronation event only 2 weeks away, a festive ambience has begun to set in and the fever has crept beyond the capital to other districts in the country.
The Buddhist festivals or Tshechus are one of the prime examples of the living culture of Bhutan that many have come to admire and to treasure. The Tshechu is a festival in honour of Guru Rimpoche, the saint who brought Buddhism to Bhutan and the Himalayan world.
The Jakar Tshechu in Bumthang, which was scheduled to be held from the 6 to 9 November, 2008 will be held from the 29 to 31 October, 2008. The original dates were found to be clashing with the Coronation Celebrations.
The coronation ceremony of His Majesty the King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck will be held at the Tashichhodzong on the 8th Day of the 9th Bhutanese month of the Earth Male Rat year corresponding to November 6, 2008.
A rare morph of the Asiatic golden cat (the ocelot morph) has been sighted in the high altitude mountains of the Jigme Singye Wangchuck national park, which nature conservationists are calling another feather in the cap of Bhutan’s conservation efforts.
Picture copyright – Wikipedia This story which appeared in Bhutan’s national newspaper Kuensel reports that Bhutan has recorded 21 new additional species, adding to its high floral and faunal diversity, according to officials of the nature conservation division. With the additional species, the country has now recorded a total of 677 types of birds as of […]
Festivals form an inseparable part of the Bhutanese culture. The Tshechus (festivals) are celebrated for 3 to 5 days in which both monks and laymen take part in the dances.