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Dec
12
Thu
2019
Nga Lhakhang Zhi or Nalakhar Tshechu @ Nga Lhakhang, Bumthang
Dec 12 – Dec 14 all-day
Nga Lhakhang Zhi or Nalakhar Tshechu @ Nga Lhakhang, Bumthang

Ngaa Lhakhang is located in the Nalakhar Village in the Choekhor Valley of Bumthang. Nalakhar is one of the less visited beautiful small villages in Bumthang. A feeder road connects the village and it takes approximately 1 Hr to reach the village. Nalakhar Festival is celebrated in Ngaa Lhakhang in Nalakhar village.

Dec
25
Wed
2019
Lomba @ Paro and Haa Valley
Dec 25 – Dec 26 all-day
Lomba @ Paro and Haa Valley

Lomba is annual festival celebrated mainly by the people of Haa and Paro in Western Bhutan. This is a time when all the harvest is done and the people have some free time until they start the new plantations again. This festival was celebrated as New Years festival in olden times. This is a time when families gather in their village, treat themselves with the best meal, play archery and other traditional games. There is also a system of playing Lolay, where people in groups visit houses and singing a rhyme “Lolay Lolay”. They thank god for the good year and give best wishes for the coming year. They also perform a small ritual at home to drive away evil and for good health, happiness and prosperity. Other than Lolay another interesting part is the “Hoentey”(Buckwheat dumplings). This is a special dish made from buckwheat flour stuffed with vegetable and meat. This dish is original to Has and Paro valley. They also distribute the dumplings among families and friends. People greet each other “Lolay” which means “good new year”

 

 


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