Ura Yachoe Festival – 16 to 20 April, 2019

Ura Valley | Bumthang

  • The Ura Yakchoe festival was celebrated to appease and make offerings to the god of yak. It was a practice emerging from bonism, which was common before the advent of Buddhism in the 18th Century.
  • The festival continues to be named Yakchoe but it took a turn in terms of significance and practice. A similar practice called Yakla, which also appeases and celebrated the god of yak is celebrated each year in Ura in the seventh month of the Bhutanese calendar.

 

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