Paro Tshechu: A Beautiful Summer Festival in Bhutan
“The Greatness of a Culture can be found In Its Festivals”- Siddharth Katragadda
Bhutan is a land of a festival and happy people. Throughout the year there are total 42 festivals celebrated in Bhutan. Bhutan celebrates its culture and spirituality. Once in Bhutan, you will feel the essence of celebration in the air.
As the chilly winters pass by, the pleasant summers come in. With the coming in of summer, Paro dresses up for the Paro Tshechu festival.
What is the Paro Tshechu Festival?
It is a religious dance performed by the monks. This festival has started in the late 17th century. It is a total 5 days festival, starting on the 10th day of the Lunar Month according to the Bhutanese calendar. It will end on the 15th day according to the same calendar. In the year 2019, this festival will be celebrated on March 17 to 21st.
In this festival, you will get to experience Bhutan’s rich cultural history. There is a popular belief; one who attends this festival will gain merit.
The day when this festival ends, there is a great display of thangkha (beautiful embroidered painting). There is a special Buddhist painting called Thongdrols. This painting is so pure that only if you see them, all your sins are washed away.
How to reach this Festival in Paro?
Here we shall give you an Itinerary of a tour to Paro for this festival. We shall give you such an itinerary that will suit your budget and help you enjoy a nice Bhutan tour.
Let us start:
Day 1: Reach Paro
Fly to Paro and at Paro airport, your tour operator will receive you. Then you will be taken to your respective hotel. After some refreshment and a few hours of rest, you will be taken to visit two temples Kyichu, Dungtse Lhakhang.
Later return to your hotel relishes a nice dinner and sleep in your cozy hotel room.
Day 2: Paro Tshechu festival
You were waiting for this day. The day of excitement, fun, and colors. Today all the Bhutanese people dress in their best dresses and folk together to attain the festival. Here they take blessings and show their faith.
The monks dressed in different customs dance and entertain people.
Day 3: Early Morning Paro Tshechu and Thimphu
Today you wake up early to draw a blessing from Thangka of Guru Padmasambhava. This day is the most important and auspicious one.
Day4: Paro Departure
When you go to Bhutan on a tour package that takes care of your budget, then worries take a back seat and fun rides the car. This is the last day of your tour and you will be picked up from your hotel and dropped at the airport to go back to your hometown.
Do not miss this festival this summer. You will experience something different and fun.
Paro Tshechu Festival in Bhutan this summer!