Punakha Tshechu

Date :  (20th to 22nd February)

Punakha Tshechu held in Punakha is observed for five consecutive days along with which the Punakha Dromchoe is also observed. Punakha Dromchoe and Tshechu remarks Bhutan’s rich culture and tradition. On this day, a dramatic recreation of the scene from the 17th century battle with Tibetan army is showcased. The ‘Pazaps’ or local militia men dressed in battle gear showcase a battle scene of this distant past recalling the days when in the absence of a standing army, men from the eight Tshogchens or great village blocks of Thimphu came forward and managed to expel the Tibetan forces out of the country ushering in a new-found internal peace and stability.