Tshechu

Tsechu is a festival in honour of Guru Padmasambhava, popularly known as Guru Rimpoche in Bhutan. Tshechu, literally mean "the tenth day", are annual religious Bhutanese festivals held in each religious temples or dzongs of Bhutan on the tenth day of a month of the lunar Tibetan calendar. The month depends on the place, but usually is around the time of October. Tsechus are religious festivals of Mahayana Buddhism. The Thimphu Tsechu and the Paro Tsechu are among the biggest of the tsechus in terms of participation and audience. Tsechus are large social gatherings, which perform the function of social bonding among people of remote and spread-out villages. Large markets also congregate at the fair locations, leading to brisk commerce.

Schedule of Dates for various Tshechus in Bhutan will be updated soon.