Last Thursday, we all went to a local tsechu, which is a traditional Bhutanese festival and dance. The tsechu was at Tamzhing Monastery, which is one of the oldest and most important monasteries in Bhutan. It was founded by the only Bhutanese (not Tibetan) saint, Pema Lingpa (1450-1521). In March 2012, the monastery was submitted for inclusion on the list of World Heritage Sites, and it is currently on the tentative list.
Enjoy (below) the pictures of us preparing for the tsechu (getting dressed up in our kiras) and the dances! What a beautiful day it was!
A sweet stray puppy that was sleeping at my feet while I watched the tsechu dances.
A clown with a skeleton mask dancing.