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Popular religious festival or Tshechu in Bhutan - Chhukha Tshechu

Chhukha Tshechu - Popular Festivals in Bhutan

Located in south-western part of the country and covered with sub-tropical forests, Chhukha is mainly inhabited by two main ethnic groups, the Ngalops and the Lhotshampas  or  southern Bhutanese with Nepalese origins and this creates wealth of cultural diversity in the region.

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Chhukha Tshechu was instituted in 1988 and performed annually at Chhukha Ngedrup Tse Dzong as an offering to Guru Rinpoche. This three-day festival comprises of different mask dances as well as regional folk songs and dances and the highlight of the festival is unfurling of Thongdroel (large tapestry) of Guru Rinpoche. Devotees congregate in large number at the courtyard of newly built Dzong to witness religious performances and attain merit.

(Image: Chhukha Dzongkhag Administration)

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