Punakha Drubchen Festival

Punakha, Bhutan

Held annually on February in Punakha, local militias dress up as Bhutanese warriors in this festival to re-enact the famous battle between Bhutan and Tibet.

Punakha Drubchen celebrates Bhutan's victory over the invading forces of Tibet and its eventual unification as a nation. During the festival, you will get a chance to learn about the internal conflict and external invasion through sacred mask dances and folk dances.

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