Lhuentse Tshechu

Festival Name: Lhuentse Festival
Festival Type: Religious
Venue: Lhuentse Dzong, Lhuentse

Lhuentse is one of the eastern most dzongkhags in Bhutan. The district is also the ancestral homes of our Kings and constitutes of a number of important monuments. The Lhuentse Tshechu is celebrated in the Lhuentse Dzong. This dzong was built in 1552 as a small temple by Ngagi Wangchuk. It was later developed to its present state by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. Among the many unique festivals celebrated in this district including the Cha and Ha festivals, which is celebrated to honor the deities and to prevent misfortunes, the most important festival is the Lhuentse Tshechu. This festival draws a large numbers of people from nearby communities who come out in their best for the celebrations. The colorful attire of the Kishuthara, for which Lhuentse is famous for, the rich ornaments are among the most appealing visual aspects. The festival is celebrated with mask dances and blessings from High lamas and sacred relics.