Bhutan Festival Tour is one of the most popular tour in Bhutan where many of our tourist longing to visit Bhutan to watch the festival shows in Bhutan.
Tshechu, meaning “day 10” are yearly religious Bhutanese festivals held in each district of Bhutan but in different month. Tschechus are held to honor Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) who was born on the tenth day and the one who brought a Tantric form of Buddhism to Bhutan in 8th century.
The tsechu was first introduced by the 4th Desi Tenzin Rabgay during 17th century. Tshechus are grand events where entire communities come together to witness religious mask dances, receive blessings and socialize. . In addition to the mask dances tshechus also include colorful Bhutanese dances and other forms of entertainment.
It is believed that everyone must attend a Tshechu and witness the mask dances at least once to in order to receive blessings and wash away their sins. Every mask dance performed during a Tshechu has a special meaning or a story behind it and many are based on stories and incidents from as long ago as the 8th century, during the life of Guru Padmasambhava. In monasteries the mask dances are performed by monks and in remote villages they are performed jointly by monks and village men.
Today the teaching of Buddhism is in the form of mask dance to educate the people.