The calendar for October features a typical Tshechu scene of a mask dancer performing a religious dance before hundreds of viewers. These iconic annual festivals are held in most districts during autumn, adding colour to the season in Bhutan.
Tshechus have remained unchanged over the centuries- monks perform dances describing Buddhist deities and teachings, and the costumes and masks have special and specific significance. The festivals embody a living cultural heritage of Bhutan and remain important opportunities for the community to celebrate together. Increasingly, as a glimpse into the unique culture of Bhutan, they have gained popularity as attractions for visitors.
The dancer depicted in the calendar photograph is wearing a mask representing a bird. Tshechu dances are considered sacred- viewing them is akin to receiving teachings and blessings.
It has been our pleasure to release these free, downloadable monthly calendars, with Gregorian calendar dates, Bhutanese Lunar calendar dates, and public holidays in Bhutan, for your laptop, computer, smartphone, or notepad wallpapers. Thank you for your overwhelming response.
Smartphones and tablets
Download the calendar into your smartphone picture gallery. To set it as your wallpaper, go to settings, tap “wallpaper” (tap Display and then Wallpaper on Android) and choose the calendar to make it your home screen, lock screen, or both.
- iPhone SE and similar smartphones
- iPhone 7 and similar smartphones
- iPhone 7 Plus and similar smartphones
- iPads and similar tablets
Desktops and laptops
Click on the size you want. The calendar will open in your web browser. To set it as your desktop wallpaper, right-click the picture, and choose “Set as Wallpaper” or “Set as Desktop Background” or “Use Image as Desktop Picture”. To find out the screen resolution of your computer, check Desktop properties.
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