START DATE: March 5, 2020
END DATE: March 7, 2020
The Punakha Tshechu is one of the most popular Tshechus in the country. It is held right after the popular Punakha Drubchen. Punakha Tshechu, as all Tshechu festivals, respects Padmasambhawa, also called Guru Rimpoche, the precious yogi and holy person who is credited with having presented Tantric Buddhism all through the Himalayas. The festival’s masked dances are performed by priests clad in beautiful brocade clothing and pervaded by serenades and reading of Buddhist scripts.
Locals gather in a spirit of festivity, celebration and deep faith to witness unique mask dance and celebration. The Tshechu is one of the best ways to experience the ancient living culture of Bhutan. Punakha Tshechu was introduced in 2005 accordingly with the solicitations made by Punakha District Administration