• Bhutan
  • 27 October, 2016

Stunning Images of Bhutan’s Colourful Tshechu Festival

Stunning Images of Bhutan’s Colourful Tshechu Festival
Masked Dancers posing for the camera

The Tshechu Festival is celebrated every November in Lhuentse, one of the easternmost districts of Bhutan. The festival’s remote location puts it among the least-visited festivals, from a tourist perspective. It also just happens to be one of the most lively and colorful festivals in the country. Visit the festival and you’ll see highly decorated dancers and musicians performing against a backdrop of mountains and trees. You’ll see locals of all ages dressed up, playing games and enjoying the performances in their most ornate Kira and Gho. You won’t find a more vivid scene anywhere in Bhutan.

Bhutan's Colourful Tshechu Festival

Festival drummers performing

Bhutan's Colourful Tshechu Festival

Attendees cleanse their spirits by watching masked dancers perform

Bhutan's Colourful Tshechu Festival

A masked dancer performs

Bhutan's Colourful Tshechu Festival

Children playing darts at the festival

Bhutan's Colourful Tshechu Festival

Children hanging out at the festival

Article and photos by Michael Marquand.

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