Bhutan observes Duechen Nga Zom

Bhutan observes Duechen Nga Zom. It is observed on the 15th day of the fourth month of the Bhutanese calendar yearly. This year the day is on 09/06/2017. It is considered one of the most auspicious days for Buddhists. Thousands of people across the Kingdom visit Dzongs, Lhakhangs, and Goendeys to offer prayers in commemoration of the Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and entry into Nirvana. Below are some of the moments we captured on the day at Tashichodzong, Thimphu. [supsystic-slider id=2 position=”center”]  

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Archery: The national sport of Bhutan

Archery is the national sport of Bhutan. Traditionally both bow and arrows are made of bamboo. It is played on several occasions and most commonly to celebrate Bhutanese New Year’s, gathering of royals and VIPs. The women also actively participates in the celebration by dancing and signing on the archery ground, and supporting their team and husband. The men wear gho (national dress for men) and women wear kira (national dress for women).   There will be two targets on

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Princes Mako arrives in Bhutan

Her Imperial Highness Princess Mako of Akishino of Japan arrived  in Bhutan. Her Royal Highness Princess Eeuphelma Choden Wangchuck received Her Imperial Highness at the Paro International Airport.  Her Imperial Highness is visited Bhutan on the invitation of His Majesty from June 1 to 7. Princess Mako, 25, is the eldest grand-daughter of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko. While in the country, Her Imperial Highness will grace the opening of the third Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition at the National Memorial Choeten

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