Buli Mani

The 3 days festival is held every two years in a small temple in the Chhume Valley, Bumthang which includes chhams and dances performed by the local people of Buli village. The chhams include mainly the Peling Chhams (composition of Terton Pema Lingpa)

Jakar Tshechu

This festival displays several sacred mask dances, folk songs and dances which lasts for three days. It is the year official festival of Bumthang District that happens inside the gigantic Jakar Dzong.

Jambay Lhakhang Drup

This festival is held in the 7th century built monastery over four days and honors Guru Rinpoche. It is well known for the sacred naked dance performed in the courtyard of the temple at midnight. Fire dance is also held in the evening to bless infertile women, hoping that this will help them to bear children.    

Prakhar Dushoed

This is a small festival held in the Prakhar Monastery in the Chumey Valley which is more of a low key than most of the other festivals.

Sumdrang Kangsol

Another small festival held in Ura valley in Bumthang with masked dances and local folk songs.

Tamshingphala Cheopa

This festival is held in the Tamshing Monastery in the Bumthang valley celebrating the temple’s link to the Bhutanese Saint Pema Lingpa.

Tang Nabkha Rabney

This festival is celebrated to commemorate the founding of the temple Namkha Lhakhang. Dances are performed for peace and prosperity of the people in the valley.

Thangbi Mani

One of the most popular festivals for the people in Bhutan and also known for the fire dance held in the courtyard of the monastery as well as the purification rituals performed here.