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Trashigang Tshechu

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Trashigang fortress

Trashigang Tshechu

  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Place: Trashigang Dzong

Every village in the district has its own distinctive annual festival but the highlight is the three-day Tshechu that is held in Trashigang Dzong during the 7th to 11th days of the tenth month of the Bhutanese calendar (December).

Trashigang Tshechu Insight into Festival Duration, Dates, & Features

Features

From the seventh to the eleventh days of the tenth month of the Bhutanese calendar, Trashigang Dzong hosts the three-day annual Trashigang Tshechu.

The Brokpas, a semi-nomadic people who live in the Merak and Sakteng valleys, the Khengpa community, and individuals from as far away as Samdrup Jongkhar, Pema Gatshel, and Trashi Yangtse all attend the Tshechu.

Trashigang Tshechu Dates for 2023
  • Starting Date: 1st December 2023
  • Ending Date: 3rd December 2023
Insights

One of the greatest celebrations in eastern Bhutan is the Trashigang Tshechu, which occurs every year. People attend the celebration from all throughout eastern Bhutan.

Highlights

Festival Packages

Duration: 9 Days

Duration: 9 Days

Duration: 9 Days

Duration: 9 Days

Trashigang Tshechu

Trashigang Dzong, TRASHIGANG

Every village in the district has its own distinctive annual festival but the highlight is the three-day Tshechu that is held in Trashigang Dzong during the 7th to 11th days of the tenth month of the Bhutanese calendar (December).

The Tshechu is attended by the Brokpas, a semi-nomadic people that reside in the valleys of Merak Sakteng, the Kheng people community, and people from as far as Samdrup Jongkhar, Pema Gatshel, and Trashiyangtse. Preparations for the Tshechu begin 2 days prior to the actual festival. On the 7th day of the month, the monks perform ceremonial ablutions or Thrue.

On the eighth, they have rehearsals in preparation for the Tshechu. Then on the ninth of the month, the Tshechu begins properly. On the 10th day, the Thongdrol of Neten Chudrug (Sixteen Arhats) is unfurled amidst a flurry of mask dances.

On the final day, the old Thongdrol of Guru Tshengye is displayed. The unfurling is accompanied by the performance of Guru Tshengye Chhams.

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