The Festivals of Bhutan Part 3

Festival of Bhutan

A dance performance during a festival in Bhutan. Image: flickr/Jean-Marie Hullot

Bhutan tourism is replete with colorful festivals just as the country is full of ancient monasteries and forts (dzongs). Each monastery or dzong holds an annual festival (Tsechu) which has a dual purpose, one, as a social occasion, and two, as an occasion to keep alive the teachings and philosophies of Buddhism. Continue reading