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Festivals of Bhutan in 2016
PUNAKHA DROMCHE (13 February 2016)
Punakha Dromche festival is unique for being the only festival with a procession that re-enact the war against Tibetan in the 17th century.The religious dances performed during the festival.
PUNAKHA TSHECHU (17 February 2016)
Honors Padma Sambhawa, also known as Guru Rimpoche, who introduced Tantric Buddhism throughout the Himalayas. Masked dances are performed by monks clad in colorful brocade attire and permeated by chants and reading of Buddhist scripts.
CHORTEN KORA (22 February 2016)
Kora is organized every year as a legend states that a young girl from Tawang, believed to have been a Khando (Dakini) agreed to be buried alive inside the Chorten as part of the ritual to subdue a demon that lived there.
GOMPHU KORA (16 March 2016)
 It is a tribute to the heroics of Guru Rinpoche.During this festival people all over eastern Bhutan descend upon the narrow valley, dressed in fineries, to partake in the festivity, to worship and to reunite themselves with their illustrious past.
PARO TSHECHU (19 March 2016)
One of the major annual events of Bhutan to commemorate Guru Rinpoche, who brought tantric Buddhism.The festival comes alive with vibrant colours, music, dances and drama as people gather to enjoy the masked dances, and other sacred rituals.
URA YAKCHOE (18 April 2016)
People from all over the villages come here to witness the festival dressing in their finest clothes. It is held once in every year.During the festival a sacred and important relic is put on display so that the people can receive blessings.
THIMPU DRUPCHEN (07 October 2016)
one of the largest festivals in Bhutan celebrated to commemorate ‘good triumphs over evil' or to depict significant historical events especially surrounding the life of Bhutan's patron saint, Guru Padmasambhava.
WANGDUE TSHECHU (09 October 2016)
Three-day festival of mask and folk dances to commemorate the birth of Guru Padmasambhave. It features dance by monks and laymen, and on the final day, the display of the huge and colorful thangka, a painting on silk with embroidery. 
THIMPU TSECHU (11 October 2016)
One of the biggest festivals in the country witnessed by thousands of people many of which travel from neighboring Dzongkhags (districts) to attend the festivities. 
JAMBAY LHAKANG DRUP (14 November 2016)
An annual festival of Bhutan that celebrates two important happenings of the nation- founding of the Jambay Lhakhang the oldest monastery and the glory of Guru Rimpoche.
PRAKHAR DUCHHOED (15 November 2016)
It is the religious festival of Mongar where one can see their traditional dances and songs as well as puja ceremonies.



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