The Tshechu is a festival in honor of Padmasambhava – one who was born from a lotus flower, popularly known under the name of “Guru Rimpoche” the Precious Teacher. This Indian saint contributed enormously to the diffusion of Tantric Buddhism in the Himalayan region of Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan around 800 A.D. The biography of Guru Rimpoche is highlighted by 12 episodes on the model of the Buddha Shakyamuni’s life. Each episode is commemorated around the year on the 10th day of the month by “the Tshechu “which has become the name of a very popular festival. The dates and the duration of the festival vary from one district to another but they always take place on or around the 10th day of the month according to the Bhutanese calendar.
Witness the most popular attraction that gathers many locals in their finest outfit and international tourists to this venue. Masked dances and religious activities which convey a Buddhist message are performed on the tenth of every month at different locations. Come and experience a hidden tradition which dates back to the 17th century.