Ura Yakchoe

Ura - Bumthang

START DATE: May 4, 2020

END DATE: May 6, 2020

LOCATION: Ura - Bumthang


Ura Valley in Bumthang is known for the famous dance known as the Ura Yakchoe. The mask and folk dances are performed during and also scared relics is put on display so that the people can receive blessings from it.

It is the festival, which is based on the story of an old woman. The woman was visited by a lama outside her house. The lama asked her for water, but when she came with water, she saw only a sack. When she opened the sack, she saw a statue. Since then, the statue has been passed on from the generation to generation of that woman. Every year, the people worship the statue in Ura Yakchoe to receive a blessing.