Crowds flock to attend colorful Buddhist festival in Bhutan

27 September 2023
2023-09-27 09:45

Thousands of people attended the Thimphu Tshechu which takes place annually in the capital city of Bhutan.

The festival is celebrated on the tenth day of a lunar month in the Bhutanese calendar, and commemorates teachings of Guru Rinpoche, a Buddhist master who introduced Buddhism to the country.

Crowds applauded as dancers wearing silk robes and masks performed traditional dances originating from the tantric teachings of Guru Rinpoche.


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