Blog

HAA SUMMER FESTIVAL, HAA 

Haa summer festival is a small festival held in the valley of Haa. This festival was introduced into the festival calendar a few years back to showcase the tradition and culture of the valley of Haa. Haa summer festival was held with the intention of reaching the benefits of tourism to the local community. Haa summer festival is a special place to witness the local culture and tradition and enjoy local cuisine.

Haa summer festival gives you a good opportunity to mingle with the locals and immerse yourself in the local festivities. Folk songs and dances will be performed and you will witness Buddhist religious ritual.

4th July, 2015 evening (optional): Arrival of Chief Guest and invited Guests at the Dzongkhag guest House.

Haa summer festival. Day I: Program 

5th July, 2015 SL.NO.  TIME  PROGRAM 
1 8:00 AM Arrival of Chief Guest and invited guests at the Dzongkhag Guest House (if arriving from Thimphu)
2 8:15 AM Breakfast
3 9:00 AM Chief Guest escorted with chipdrel ceremony till the ceremonial ground.
4 9:30 AM Marchang ceremony
5 9:45 AM Welcome address by Dasho Dzongdag
6 10:00 AM Address by the Hon’ble Chief Guest
7 10:30 Vote of Thanks by DT chairman
7 10:40 AM Opening of the festival by the Hon’ble Chief guest
10:50 AM Traditional welcome dance , followed by Local Chundu Gongshay and cultural program
8 11:00 AM till 5:00PM Show casing traditional, cultural skills (Choesham, Thangka painting, Bamboo products, Yak products, Pala-tongpa, Household items and Khami ngashing, etc) – if possible all 13 Arts and Crafts.
9 Demonstration and experiencing Haaps cuisine specially (Hoentey, Khuley and Tshe Thub)
10 Families bring lunch in traditional containers to exhibit as well as share with the guests.
11 End of 1st Day program

 Haa summer festival Day II: Program 

6th July, 2015 SL.NO.  TIME  PROGRAM 
1 9:00 AM Arrival of the participants and tourists for the archery match
2 9:15 AM Food and Beverages Stall- Experiencing Haaps breakfast specialty : Akha (doygh made out of wheat flour), Yaksha kam (dried yak meat ) and Ezay (chili paste)
3 9:30 AM Start of archery tournament with marching ceremony
4 9:30 AM Starting of the local sports and games
July 2, 2015

Haa summer festival

HAA SUMMER FESTIVAL, HAA  Haa summer festival is a small festival held in the valley of Haa. This festival was introduced into the festival calendar a few years back to […]
June 12, 2015

World cup match China Vs Bhutan

World cup match China Vs Bhutan football match will be held in the Changlimithang stadium in Thimphu, Bhutan on July 16, 2015. This will be another match to test the […]
June 10, 2015

World cup qualifying match HongKong Vs Bhutan

World cup qualifying match HongKong Vs Bhutan will be play in Hongkong tomorrow. The match will be played at 6pm Bhutan standard time in Mong Kok stadium in HongKong. Mong […]
May 21, 2015

Impact of earthquake in Nepal on the tourism industry in Bhutan

Impact of earthquake in Nepal on the tourism industry in Bhutan is being felt slowly. 2015 might see a sharp decline in the number of dollar paying tourists visiting Bhutan. […]