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.
|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)|
|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|
|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|