Trashigang Tshechu

November 17, 2018 - November 19, 2018 Trashigang

Trashigang Dzong embraces an annual festival which is considered one of the major events for eastern Bhutan. The festival manages to grasp a lot of attention and onlookers as it known for its spiritual importance comprising of various sacred masked dances and cultural folk songs and dances.

Trashigang Dzong embraces an annual festival which is considered one of the major events for eastern Bhutan. The festival manages to grasp a lot of attention and onlookers as it known for its spiritual importance comprising of various sacred masked dances and cultural folk songs and dances. The festival sees a huge gathering from all over the eastern region and the nomadic population (Brokpas) from Merak and Sakteng usually protrude for their unusual and unique appearance and their community dress. The best part of the three-day festival is the unfurling of two major important Thongdrols. One is of the eight manifestations of Guru Padmasambhava and another of the Sixteen Arhats (Neten Chudrug). The sight of the festival is really something to behold with the masked dancers adorned with intricately carved and painted masks and dressed in silk and brocade while the people dressed in their textile rich dresses and women bejeweled with traditional Bhutanese jewelries.