Festivals in the Land of the Thunder Dragon are rich and happy expressions of its ancient Buddhist culture. These festivals are held in all districts inside a Dzong, in honor of Guru Rimpoche, the saint who introduced Buddhist to Bhutan in the 8th century.
Tshechu takes place on auspicious days and months according to the Bhutanese calendar and last up to 4 days in which a series of highly stylist mask dance rituals are performed. During the festival the locals come and enjoy the festival in their finest clothes.
The Tshechus are a rich form of our oral history tradition where the Bhutanese pass on values, mythology and spiritual believe through the dance dramas. Many of the Tshechu’s culminate with a rare display of a giant silk appliqué Thanka” paintings” depicting Guru Rimpoche or some other important Buddhist deities. In Bhutan every districts and village has their own different and special Festivals called Tshechu which are very spiritual and colorful.
The most popular Tshechu in Bhutan are as follows: Thimphu Tshechu, Paro Thsechu, Punakha Dubchen, Punakha Tshechu, Gasa Tshechu, Jampa Lhakhang Dup, Thangbi Tshechu, Trongsa Tshechu etc