Tsechu in bhutan pdf files

The thimphu festival tsechu is one of the grandest of bhutanrsquos festivals and attracts. Bhutan, land of the thunderdragon, is a true living kingdom full of high mountain vistas, welcoming people, and colorful festivals. You will see locals dressed in their finest clothes who have come to watch masked dances, to pray, and to feast. Bhutan dance project, core of culture nypl digital. The highlight of thimphu tsechu is the showcase of ethnic folk dance in the famous tashichho dzong in thimphu. Once we dropped our stuff off at the aman and had lunch, we made our way to the tashichho dzong fortressmonastery where the annual tsechu festival was being held. Starting from paro airport in nw bhutan, we travel along some of the highlights of western bhutan, such as the impressive and beautiful punakha dzong.

Jakar tshechu, ging tsholing cham, ging 15659183839. A highlight of any visit to the country is to witness a tshechu festival. The most popular ones are the tsechu festivals tsechu literally means the tenth day of the lunar calendar when guru rinpoche, the patron saint of bhutan, was born though the exact time when it is celebrated may vary according to the temple or place. Tshechu are annual religious bhutanese festivals held in each district or dzongkhag of bhutan. While many mask dances are performed, the local folk dances performed are very unique and distinct adding to the festive mood of the celebration. Almost completely cut off for centuries, it has tried to let in some aspects of the. Experience the best of both worlds, delving into one of bhutans largest and most intoxicating festivals and then immersing yourself in the spectacular natural beauty on several day hikes. Core of culture continues to record and save knowledge about dance, and also aid in creating museum exhibitions and publishing materials pertaining. For example, the kagyu buddhist religious teachings were codified by the shabdrung to give them a specifically bhutanese flavour. Hello, usually the dances start about 93010, till 17 or so. Thimphu tsechu article about thimphu tsechu by the free. Tshechu has the meaning day ten, deriving from the fact that tshechus are held on the tenth day of each month of the buddhist calendar used in bhutan.

Bhutan festivals dates 2018 book bhutan festival tour. For a summary of major festivals held in bhutan see p 19. Tsechus are religious festivals, but also large social gatherings, which perform the function of social bonding among people of remote and spreadout villages. We traveled from paro to bhutan s capital and largest city. It has been held annually in the spring since the 17th century when the paro dzong was consecrated.

This was inevitable in the absence of any documentation or record of the dance, which could serve as. Bhutan thimphu tsechu festival 06 nights 07 days day 01 paro thimphu arrive at paro airport pbh, your visa will be stamped on your passport at the immigration counter, your guide and driver shall. The sevenstorey watchtower, the ta dzong, on the hill above the dzong, now houses the national museum of bhutan. Of chams and wangs thimphu tsechu part 2 gross personal. The capital of bhutan is a bustling, growing town of over 100,000 inhabitants, lying in a valley just over 7,600 feet. The following 2 files are duplicates of this file more details. Sketching and walking in the enchanted kingdom of bhutan. Tshechu festival in bhutan india tours, travel agents.

A tshechu or tsechu is an annual religious bhutanese festival held in each district or dzongkhag of bhutan on the tenth day of a month of the lunar tibetan calendar. Bhutan is a tiny and remote kingdom nestling in the himalayas between its powerful neighbours, india and china. At the little known small town of zhemgang well attend a tsechu. Featuring socalled mask dances, these festivals are held in buddhist temples and monasteries, and are religious occasions for prayer and blessings. Bhutan, with an area of 18,217 square miles 47,182 square kilometers, lies in the eastern himalayan mountain range. The dzong carries a very rich history of bhutan in that it was here that zhabdrung, the founder of united bhutan, passed away in 1651 and also it was in this dzong that ugyen wangchuck, bhutan s first. Bhutan has a rich and unique cultural heritage that has largely remained intact because of its isolation from the rest of the world until the mid20th century. Featuring socalled mask dances, these festivals are held in buddhist temples. Abto secretariat has in stock paro tsechu brochure for sale at nu. Civil registration and census royal government of bhutan.

Paro tsechu is one of the most well known festivals in bhutan. Bhutan is the last mahayana buddhist kingdom, and the teachings of this school of buddhism are. It is held annually in various monasteries, dzongs of bhutan to honor the guru rinpoche padmasambhava being his human form, the lotusborn teacher, who brought tantric buddhism to bhutan in the 8th century. Stephen harby, a dedicated and constant traveler was a fellow at the american academy in. The tsechu festivals of bhutan are a thriving ancient tradition that counts among the most compelling sights in the world. Its bhutan dance project contains over 500 hours of video documentation, 11,000 photographs and 11 ethnographic journals gathered between 2004 and 2006 by their director joseph houseal and his. Fly to paro, bhutan and take a scenic drive to thimphu.

Thimphu tsechu is a threeday festival of religious ceremonies and costumed dances held in thimphu, the capital city of bhutan. Note that dates for festivals can vary by several weeks each year especially if they are adjusted to conform to auspicious dates. Bhutan brochure natural focus african wildlife safaris. Thimphu tsechu 2019 in bhutan, photos, festival, religion. Maxwell published bhutan find, read and cite all the research you need on. The paro tsechu is one of the most colorful and biggest festivals in bhutan.

The enchanted kingdom of bhutan page 3 came to the capital to work. Mar 02, 2017 a read is counted each time someone views a publication summary such as the title, abstract, and list of authors, clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the fulltext. Festivals tsechus are an important part of bhutanese tradition and are held throughout the year. This festival is held in thimphu for 3 days beginning on 10th day of the 8th month of lunar calendar. Visit the tashicho dzong fortress temple built in 1641, and reconstructed in 1961 in the traditional bhutanese style.

Paro tsechu the spring festival in paro, bhutan features elaborate dances performed by monks and laymen as well as the unfurling of a gigantic holy silk tapestry. The area receives between 200 and 300 inches 500 and 760 centimeters of rain a year. Tashi delek and attached here the pdf file for your documents and company files. Tsechu dancers, paro dzong, bhutan cloaked in long, colorful costumes, a troupe of bhutanese dancers resemble spinning tops as they celebrate at a buddhist festival or tsechu in the courtyard of paro dzong. Experience the best of both worlds, delving into one of bhutan s largest. Its bhutan dance project contains over 500 hours of video documentation, 11,000 photographs and 11 ethnographic journals gathered between 2004 and 2006 by their director joseph houseal and his team. Tsechu means tenth day and is used in much the same way as festival is used in english. Thimphu tsechu was initiated by the 4th desi, gyalse tenzin rabgay in 1867 and later some changes were introduced in thimphu tshechu in the 1950s by the third kingof bhutan, jigme. Paro festival attracts alot of locals and foreginers. Thimphu tsechu was initiated by the 4th desi, gyalse tenzin rabgay in 1867 and later some changes were introduced in thimphu tshechu in the 1950s by the third kingof bhutan. Thimphu tshechu is one of the most popular festivals in bhutan. The representative list of the intangible cultural. Bhutan festivals calendar 2020 travel to bhutan druk asia. Thimphu tshechu starts on the 10th day of the 8th lunar month.

Oct 20, 20 bhutan street fashion is a really great blog if you want a look into bhutan attire. Punakha drubchen and tsechu details windhorse tours. Many of the dances performed at the tsechu are designed to teach lessons about how ones behavior on earth affects the. A tsechu is performed as a tribute to guru rimpoche, a great buddhist master who brought buddhism to bhutan. Tshechu, or the mask dance festival, is the most important religious festival in bhutan. The annual paro tsechu began on 17th march, 2019 coinciding with the 11th day of the 2nd bhutansese lunar month and ended on 21st. The interesting thing about the dzong is that there is a water tower four stairs down behind the dzong leading to a water reservoir used for drawing water during battle times in olden days. The representative list of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity 59 the dance in different places. The dochula pass is a mountain pass in the snow covered himalayas within bhutan on the road from thimphu to punakha from where 108 memorial chortens or stupas known as druk wangyal chortens. Review and compendium of environmental policies and laws in. Sources say guru rimpoche healed a king called sindhu raja by performing eight forms of dances representing eight manifestations of padmasambhava in the bumthang.

Aug 24, 20 wangdue tsechu in wandgdue phodrang dzong 2008, bhutan. He also devised a style of national dress and initiated the tsechu festival, for which bhutan. The paro festival is an extremely ornamental feast that celebrates the god of the bhutanese, guru rimpoche. A guide to the tsechu festivals of bhutan sodha travel. The remote kingdom of bhutan has a fascinating cultural and architectural heritage plus beautiful mountain scenery. In the south is a narrow strip of lowland known as the duars plain. Bhutan has many indigenous celebrations apart from the usually observed government and national holidays.

It was wonderful and a pleasure to meet your family in paro in april. The interesting thing about the dzong is that there is a water. Bhutan dance project, core of culture nypl digital collections. A tsechu is a buddhist celebration in honor of guru rimpoche, the saint who got buddhism to bhutan. The paro tsechu is held in the courtyard of the dzong, except for the final day. Festivals in the land of the thunder dragon are rich and happy expressions of its ancient buddhist culture. Today is the second day of one of bhutan s most intimate and traditional tsechu festivals the annual threeday nanglakhang tsechu festival or swan valley festival. Thimphu tshechu is an annual, threeday buddhist festival that has been held in bhutan s capital city of thimphu every year since 1867. Bangkok post, oct 24, 2005 the sacred monk dances of bhutan offer both a visual feast for the eyes and a spiritual experience for the soul. Mar 27, 2016 the sevenstorey watchtower, the ta dzong, on the hill above the dzong, now houses the national museum of bhutan. The threeday religious event plays an important role in the lives of bhutanese people as it is an opportunity for the buddhist followers to immerse and cleanse themselves of the bad karma and to remind them of what to make of their lives. One of the most revered and important events is the paro tsechu 11th to 15th day of the 2nd month of the bhutanese calendar every year.

Bhutan festival dates 2018 toursim council of bhutan provisional. These festivals are held in all districts in honour of guru rinpoche, the saint who introduced buddhism to bhutan. I really enjoyed the tsechu pictures because they captured not just young bhutanese in their sunday best and a chilip in a gho but all sorts of people from all ages, parts of bhutan, and backgrounds. Thimphu tsechu is by all means one of the biggest festivals in the capital of bhutan. National environment commission, royal government of bhutan. While many mask dances are performed, the local folk. It has been held annually since the consecration of paro dzong in. The book was completed on the day padmasambhavas thondrol large portrait image was unfurled at the paro tshechu festival. Paro tsechu is one of the biggest tantric buddhism festivals in the bhutanese calendar. A traditional bazam cantilever bridge leads to the dzong from across the river. Lopon tsechu rinpoche 1918, bhutan june 10, 2003 was a master of tibetan buddhism, widely regarded in the himalayas, with many students in both the east and the west. Birth registration death registration processing new citizenship identity card cid and special residence permit card srp census.

Sandwiched between india, china and nepal in the central himalayas and dating back to 2000bc, bhutan. Before you schedule a trip around a speci c festival, check with a tour operator or the tourism council of bhutan for the correct dates. Bhutanese introduction, location, language, folklore. The last day, in the early morning there is the thongdrel very large thangkha, unfolding and people get blessings, it should be up at sunrise so the light does not damage the colours. The most popular ones are the tsechu festivals tsechu literally means the tenth day of the lunar calendar when guru rinpoche, the patron saint of bhutan. Held in the grounds of a 12th century monastery in a remote area of bhutan. Unfortunately this dzong was destroyed by fire in 2012. Bhutan tamzhing monastery, built in 1501 and one of the most culturally significant in bhutan. A spectacular flight over the himalayas on druk dragon air brings us into paro airport and a step.

You can also download these dates in pdf format using the link below. Bhutan festivals dates 2018 these celebrations are held in all locale to pay tribute to guru rinpoche, the holy person who acquainted buddhism with bhutan in the eighth century. He also devised a style of national dress and initiated the tsechu festival, for which bhutan is now famous. If you are planning for it, please confirm your plan soon. Tsechu in the local language dzongkha literally means the tenth day of the month and is celebrated widely throughout bhutan in various dzongs fortresses. Paro tsechu brochure available association of bhutanese tour. The gasa tshechu is the biggest festival in the small district of gasa in northwest bhutan.

Its no exaggeration, but another sherubtse graduate, now a father of three, said he split with his girlfriend, following a row at the tshechu, which they had attended together eleven years ago. Nepal and bhutan myths and legends of the himalayas. This festival is a ceremony of colors with a happy amalgamation of the changing nature and the many moods of the bhutanese culture. Then we head south into the lush green jungle of lower bhutan. Tsechus are hung on favorable days and months in the bhutanese schedule, and last up to four days in which a progression of exceptionally stylized covered move customs. Tshechus are religious festivals of the drukpa lineage of the kagyu school of tibetan buddhism. The kingdom of bhutan stands almost as a last frontier to the worlds most curious travellers.

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