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Popular religious festival or Tshechu in Bhutan - Mongar Tshechu

Mongar Tshechu - Popular Festivals in Bhutan

Mongar district, previously known as Zhongar, is one of the six districts that make up eastern Bhutan, bordering Bumthang, Lhuntse, Pemagatshel and Trashigang districts. The region’s landscape is spectacular with stark cliffs, gorges and dense conifer forests while the area is notably famous for its textiles, fabrics and wood carvings.  Mongar Tshechu

Mongar Tshechu is the most exciting annual festival held for three days, besides several local festivals in the region. Celebrated inside the Dzong, it is witnessed by people from as far as Trashigang, Trashiyangtse and Lhuentse. The festival offers numerous mask dances as well as cultural and religious enactments in the courtyard of Dzong. Attending festival reminds people of the religious way of life and redirects them to do good deeds. It is also an occasion to build and enhance community ties. Mongar Tshechu is in fact one of the most important events, the area has to offer.

           




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