Punakha Drubchen

Punakha Dzong - Punakha

START DATE: March 2, 2020

END DATE: March 4, 2020

LOCATION: Punakha Dzong - Punakha


Unlike most of other festival in Bhutan,Punakha Drubchen is unique. It is one of the oldest festivals of the district. In the seventeenth century, Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal of Punakha in western Bhutan defeated the attacking Tibetan powers which prompted the unification of the nation as one country.

To respect this triumph, a terrific festival, the Punakha Drubchen, was held. It went ahead to end up a yearly celebration of the district. The battle scenes are performed by the local militia men pazaps wearing the fight rigging of those old circumstances. This features the fact that during that period there was no national armed force all things considered, and the fight was battled by young fellows from the eight town blocks tschogchens of Thimphu who approached willfully to do fight with the adversary.

It should also be noticed that Punakha is also where the Chief Abbott Je Khenpo of Bhutan has his winter living arrangement.