Mar 14-16, 2019
Talo Tshechu is held in the ground near Talo Dzong or Monastery. The village of Talo, high on the hills above Punakha is located at an altitude of 2800 m. The village is scattered along the hill slopes, talo sangnacholing is built on a plateau which has majestic view of surrounding villages.
The three-day Talo Tshechu is well known for its mask dances and atsara dances. An equally popular attraction, which has a deep religious and historical significance, is the Zhungdra (classical dance) by the Talo dance troupe. Three songs of Mani Sum, which comprise the Zhundra set, are performed as the closing item on each day of three days of the Tshechu. The three Songs, Samyi Sala (performed on the first day), Drukpa Dungey (second day) and Thowachi Gangi Tselay on the final day, are the pride of Talo community.