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Pema Gatshel Tshechu

mask dance
Mask Dance

Pema Gatshel Tshechu

  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Place: Dzong, Pema Gatshel

Many Mask Dances or Cham that are believed to confer blessings upon the spectators and teach them the ways of the Buddhist dharma are performed during the festival. Cham are also believed to provide protection from misfortune and exorcise evil influences.

Insight into Festival Duration, Dates, and Features

Pema Gatshel Tshechu Features

All public offices are closed for three days while the celebration is taking place, drawing visitors from all around the district to the district Dzong.

Numerous traditional and classical dances are performed alongside various mask dances.

Pema Gatshel Tshechu Dates for 2022
  • Starting Date: 6th November 2022
  • Ending Date: 8th November 2022
Pema Gatshel Tshechu Insights

The region is well-known for its many festivals and folk music. The Ausa, a song chanted during the departure of family, friends, and relatives, is the most famous folk song.

They have also observed the yearly Tshechu over a three-day period since the Dzong’s completion in the early 1980s.

Pema Gatshel Tshechu Highlights

Festival Packages

Duration: 9 Days

Duration: 9 Days

Duration: 9 Days

Duration: 9 Days

Pema Gatshel Tshechu

Pemagatshel Dzong, PEMAGATSHEL

Many Mask Dances or Cham that are believed to confer blessings upon the spectators and teach them the ways of the Buddhist dharma are performed during the festival.

Cham are also believed to provide protection from misfortune and exorcise evil influences. The festival is a religious ceremony and it is believed that you gain merit simply by attending it. It is also an annual social gathering where people from all occupations get together to celebrate and contemplate religion. People often travel great distances to be a part of the Tshechu.

The entire community rejoices together, dressed in their finest clothing whilst enjoying the company of friends and family.

Although potatoes, oranges, bananas, and other fruits are also farmed, maize is the primary crop in the area. Formerly, the district’s primary agricultural method was “slash and burn agriculture” (Tseri), but today, the majority of farmers have orchards and sell a large portion of their produce.

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