At picturesque Punakha Dzong, the Punakha Drubchen hosts a dramatic recreation of the scene from Bhutan's 17th century battle with the Tibetan army, who came to seize a precious relic. It's one of the country's most popular Tshechus.
Held every spring at Rinpung Dzong, this is the most popular religious dance festival in Bhutan. Early in the morning on the last day of the celebration, the monks display a huge thangka (painting) inside the dzong.
The Ura Valley in Bumthang is renowned for its Ura Yakchoe dance, performed at this festival. During the festival, a sacred and important relic, passed on from generation to generation, is put on display so that people can receive blessings from it.
The festival takes place at Kurjey Lhakhang, in Bumthang's Chokhor Valley. Apparently, Guru Rimpoche (who introduced Buddhism to Bhutan) meditated there and left an imprint of his body on a rock inside the temple.
Haa Summer Festival
The perfect way to be immersed in the culture of the nomadic herders of the Haa Valley, this festival showcase's their traditional lifestyle, food, and sports. You can even stay in a village home and experience local hospitality.