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Festival of Ura Yakchoe in Bumthang, Bhutan 14 Sep 2017

Posted on 14 Sep 2017
Festival of Ura Yakchoe, Bumthang, Bhutan
Festival of Ura Yakchoe, Bumthang, Bhutan
Festival of Ura Yakchoe, Bumthang, Bhutan

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The Ura Yakchoe festival is held every May in the village of Ura, Bumthang, in central Bhutan. During the festival, a sacred relic is displayed and people go to receive blessings from it. A distinctive dance is also performed in celebration. The festival offers an up-close insight into the Bhutanese Buddhist faith and the culture of a fascinating mountainous country. Experience the wonder of Bhutan on Insight Guides' Family Adventure in Bhutan.

This article was originally published on 3rd February, 2016

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