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An integral part of Bhutanese culture are the festivals conveniently spaced throughout the year. These exotic and mysterious commemorations are calculated using the (highly complicated) Bhutanese lunar calendar.
With over 50 annual festivals to choose from every year, and with each having its own idiosyncratic spirituality, custom and tradition, you should always be lucky enough to catch one.
All corners of the country host different events, where participants don multi-coloured masks and bright costumes, inspired from ancient times, and take part in ritualistic dances. As with so much in this beguiling country, it's also all impossibly photogenic.
Festivals in Bhutan are a great opportunity to see highly skilled archers doing their best Robin Hood impressions.
Frances, Original Traveller