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Tentative Festival Dates - 2013

Festivals are annual features of Bhutanese lunar calendar. Each district has an annual festival. The dates of the annually held festivals vary from year to year, as they are set by the Bhutanese lunar calendar. Some of the important festivals and their dates are given below.

The tentative yearly festival calendar for the year 2013 and  2014 has been released with over 30 exciting festivals in various regions across Bhutan. Please click the following link to download  2014 Festival Dates tentative festival calendar. 


Sl.No Festival Place Date
1 PUNAKHA DRUBCHHEN Punakha Dzong, PUNAKHA 15th – 19th February
2 PUNAKHA TSHECHU Punakha Dzong, PUNAKHA 20th – 22nd February
3 CHHORTEN KORA Chorten Kora,TRASHI YANGTSE 25th February & 11th March
4 GOMPHUKORA Gom Kora Lhakhang,TRASHIGANG 20th – 22nd March
5 PARO TSHECHU Rinpung Dzong,PARO 23rd – 27th March
6 CHHUKHA TSHECHU Chhukha Dzong,CHHUKHA 25th – 27th March
7 URA YAKCHOE Ura Lhakhang,BUMTHANG 21st – 25th April
8 NIMALUNG TSHECHU Nimalung Dratshang, Chummi, BUMTHANG 16th – 18th June
9 KURJEY TSHECHU Kurjey Lhakhang, Choekhor, BUMTHANG 18th June
10 THIMPHU DRUBCHEN Tashichho Dzong,THIMPHU 9th – 13th September
11 WANGDUE TSHECHU Wangdi Dzong, WANGDUEPHODRANG 12th – 14th September
12 TAMSHING PHALACHHOEPA Tamshing Lhakhang, Choekhor, BUMTHANG 13th – 15th September
13 THIMPHU TSHECHU Tashichho Dzong,THIMPHU 14th – 16th September
14 THANGBI MANI Tangbi Lhakhang, Choekor, BUMTHANG 18th – 20th September
15 JAMBAY LHAKHANG DRUP Jambay Lhakhang, Choekhor, BUMTHANG 18th – 22nd October
16 PRAKHAR DUCHHOED Prakar Lhakhang, Chummi, BUMTHANG 19th – 21st October
17 CRANE FESTIVAL Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha, WANGDUEPHODRANG 11th November
18 MONGAR TSHECHU Mongar Dzong,MONGAR 9th – 12th November
19 PEMAGATSHEL TSHECHU Pemagatshel Dzong,PEMAGATSHEL 9th – 12th November
20 TRASHIGANG TSHECHU Trashigang Dzong,TRSASHIGANG 10th – 13th November
21 NALAKHAR TSHECHU Nga Lhakhang, Choekhor, BUMTHANG 17th – 19th November
22 TRONGSA TSHECHU Trongsa Dzong,TRONGSA 9th – 11th January 2014
23 LHUENTSE TSHECHU Lhuentse Dzong,LHUENTSE 9th – 11th January 2014