Wangdue Tsechu is celebrated in Wandgdue Phodrang Dzong-the second capital of Bhutan. The Dzong fortress lies on the contour of a hill overlooking the river.
Festivals in Bhutan
The Ura Tsechu is a five day festival which attracts a great number of local villagers. The festival is celebrated in the courtyard of Ura Lakhang Temple and comprise of series of masked dances performed by monks and laymen.
Thimphu Tsechu, celebrated in the massive Tasicho Dzong is the largest of all the Tsechu festivals of Bhutan. Celebrated annually in the autumn season for a period of 3- 4 days, this festival is a ceremony of colors with a happy amalgamation of the changing nature and the many moods of the Bhutanese culture.
Tangbi Mani Festival - This is a four day festival performed in Tangbi Lhakhang, located in Tangbi village. This festival is organized by the people of three villages of Bumthang Valley-Tangbi, Goling and Kharsath and displays the rich cultural heritage of the sancient Lhakhang.
The annual Punakha Tsechu festival is celebrated in the impressive Punakha Dzong-the former winter capital of Bhutan. The three day festival of Punakha is followed by Punakha Dromchoe Festival.
Paro Tsechu is among the largest festivals of Bhutan and usually celebrated during spring. The festival is celebrated for four days in the impressive Paro Rinpung Dzong. There are a sequence of dances at Paro Tshechu. Most dances are the same as other Tshechus, but the sequence varies.
The festival is held every year in the 5th month of the Bhutanese calendar, where the nine meters high and twelve meters wide Guru Rinpoche Thongdrol (large Scroll Painting) is unfurled. During the festival, a series of mask dances are performed.