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Bhutan festivals guide : Trashigang Bhutan festival

Trashigang is the largest Dzhongkhag of in the country and home the theTshanglas, an aboriginal tribe. The TrashigangDzong is located on a ridge overlooking the Dangmechu and the Garimchurivers; the fortress was constructed in 1651 and has played a vital role in the history of the nation. The TrashigangDzhong withstood many prominent attacks from the Tibetan who invaded from the east. While every village has a Tshechu, the most important Tshechu is the one held at the Dzhong. The three day long annual festival takes place in the tenth month of the Bhutanese calendar which corresponds to December. The Tshechu is attended and celebrated by the Brokpas, a semi nomadic tribe from Merak and Sakteng, the Tshangalas, and the Khengpa people who reside in the district. People from the neighbouring districts of PemaGatshel, SamdrupJhongkar and Ttrashi Yangtze also visit and take part in the festivities. After 2 days of preparation activites the festival being in earnest on the 9th day of the 10th month. On the 10th day a huge scroll painting of NetenChudrug( the sixteen Arhats in Bhuddhism) and the masked dancer monks perform their ritual dances. On the last day another Thongrel of a Guru is unfurled and displayed.

Mail us if you want to travel Bhutan for this festival. You can also include this festival in other Travel Bhutan tours which is what majority of people do. Following are the various Bhutan tours which can accomodate this festival :-

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Glimpse of Bhutan

Western Bhutan tour

Central Bhutan tour

Eastern Bhutan tour

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Bhutan textile tour

Bhutan photography tour

Bhutan pilgrimage tour

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