Monday, March 28, 2011

Paro Tsechu, colorful religious festival

Paro Tsechu is one of the most important religious festivals in Bhutan taking place in Paro in March or April following the moon calendar. Here you can see a few photos I took when I attended.

Going and coming to/from the festival location
Everyone is wearing his/her best dress
Gathering around the main stage

Community Police maintains order

Nice atmosphere
Dancers on the stage

The misterious man in red
Atsara has two 'things', one for blessing.
He collects money in return
I can't see him.
I will be like him.

The misterious man in white
Practical advices
Other protection for legs

Shooting monks. Well...

Mobile cinema halls to further entertain people
He looks like a pirate of the Caribbean

Scary program
Kezang D Wangmo on the cover
Miss Bhutan happens to be the daughter of a Loden trustee
There is also a market
One can go home with a new car after the festival
Going home
Lennon in Paro lives forever

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