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Wangdue Tshechu

mask dance
Mask Dance

Wangduephodrang Tshechu

  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Place: Tencholing, Wangdue

The annual Wangduephodrang Tshechu was introduced by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal after the completion of the dzong. The three-day annual Tshechu is attended by people from Punakha and Thimphu and provides the people with an occasion for merrymaking and revelry. 

Insight into Festival Duration, Dates, and Features

Wangdue Tshechu Features

This popular event is celebrated over a course of three days at the Tencholing Army Ground, Wangdue. The festival dates are mentioned below.

Wangdue Tshechu Dates for 2023
  • Starting Date: 22nd September 2023
  • Ending Date: 24th September 2023
Wangdue Tshechu Insights

The event takes place in Wangduephodrang and lasts three days throughout the fall season.

The tshechu is famous for the Raksha Mangcham, also known as the Ox Dance. During the event, a variety of mask dances are performed.

It closes with the Guru Tshengye Thongdrel being unfurled (large tapestry).

Wangdue Tshechu Highlights

Festival Packages

Duration: 9 Days

Duration: 9 Days

Duration: 9 Days

Duration: 9 Days

Wangdue Tshechu

Tencholing Army Ground, WANGDUEPHODRANG

The annual Wangduephodrang Tshechu was introduced by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal after the completion of the dzong.

The three-day annual Tshechu is attended by people from Punakha and Thimphu and provides the people with an occasion for merrymaking and revelry.

The Tshechu is known for the Raksha Mangcham or the Dance of the Ox. It concludes with the unfurling of the Guru Tshengye Thongdrol where people throng to receive blessings.

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