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Tshechu Festivals 2001
Thimphu Tshechu
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Thimphu Drubchhen & Festivals 2002
Wangdue Phodrang Tshechu
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Thimphu Tshechu
The dance of the Noblemen and Ladies being performed
at the second day of the Thimphu Tshechu on ThursdayThe Tshechu is a festival honouring Guru Padmasambhava, an Indian saint who contributed enormously to the diffusion of Tantric Buddhism in the Himalayan regions of Tibet, Nepal and Bhutanaround 800 AD.

He is the founder of the Nyingmapa, the "old school"of Lamaism. The biography of the Guru is highlighted by the 12 episodes of Buddha Shakyamuni's life. Each episode is commemorated on the10th day of the month.

The Tshechu is a religious festival and by attending it, it is believe done gains merits. The dates and the duration of the festivals vary from one district to another but they always take place on or around the 10th day of the month according to the Bhutanese calendar.
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