The King and Queen of Bhutan announced the birth of their second child.
Her Majesty and the royal baby are in good health, and His Royal Highness the Gyalsey was delighted to meet his younger brother.Their Majesties express their gratitude to the medical team, the Zhung Dratshang and to everyone for their well-wishes and prayers.
While this remains a very happy occasion for the Royal family and the nation and people of Bhutan, Their Majesties wish to remind all Bhutanese to be mindful, responsible and supportive to each other in the wake of the COVID-19 virus.
Their Majesties have everyone whose lives have been affected by this global pandemic in their thoughts and prayers.
First Royal Child.
The first child is Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck , born 5 February 2016) is the first child and heir apparent of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan and his wife, Queen Ashi Jetsun Pema. His name was announced on 16 April 2016. Prior to the announcement, he was known only as The Gyalsey, which means ” Prince”.
In honor of his birth, 108,000 trees were planted by thousands of volunteers in Bhutan. He is expected to become the sixth Druk Gyalpo (King of Bhutan).
Bhutan is a tiny and remote kingdom nestling in the Himalayas between its powerful neighbours, India and China.
Almost completely cut off for centuries, it has tried to let in some aspects of the outside world while fiercely guarding its ancient traditions.
The Bhutanese name for Bhutan, Druk Yul, means “Land of the Thunder Dragon” and it only began to open up to outsiders in the 1970s.
The Wangchuck hereditary monarchy has wielded power since 1907. But Bhutan became a two-party parliamentary democracy after elections in March 2008.
Festivals are also a big family and social occasions. People dress up in their finest clothes and most resplendent jewelry of coral and turquoise. They pack picnic lunches in their traditional bamboo baskets and stay all day at the festivals which are usually held in the dzongs (fortresses) or at monasteries.
Behind the scenes, the monks prepare themselves for weeks ahead of the festival, involved in deep prayer and meditation prior to the festival.
The monks perform special masked dances that are inspirations of enlightened beings in history; and the Bhutanese believe that watching these mystical dances is essential to gain enlightenment.
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|1||Punakha Drubchen||Punakha Dzong, Punakha||19th – 21st February|
|2||Punakha Tshechu||Punakha Dzong, Punakha||22nd -24th February|
|3||Tharpaling Thongdrol||Tharpaling Lhakhang, Chumi, Bumthang||27th February|
|4||Zhuri Duechoe|| Zhuri Lhakhang, Chumig|
|9th -10th March|
|5||Gadhen Choedpa||Ura Lhakhang, Ura Bumthang||12th -13th March|
|6||Kharchu Drubchen|| Kharchu Lhakhang,|
|7||Gomphukora||Trashigang||21st -23rd March|
|8||Talo Tshechu||Talo Gonpa, Punakha||21st -23rd March|
|9||Gasa Tshechu||Gasa Dzong, Gasa||21st -23rd March|
|10||Zhemgang Tshechu||Zhemgang Dzong, Zhemgang||21st -23rd March|
|11||aro Tshechu||Rinpung Dzong, Paro|| 24th -28th March|
(Thongdrel on last day)
|12||Chhorten Kora|| Chorten Kora,|
| 27th February & 13th|
|13||Rhododendron Festival|| Lamperi Botanical Garden,|
|16th – 18th April|
|14||Domkhar Tshechu|| Domkhar, Chumig,|
|22nd -24th April|
|15||Ura Yakchoe||Ura Lhakhang, Bumthang||24th – 28th April|
|16||Pedtsheling Kuchoe|| Pedtsheling|
|30th May-1st June|
|17||Nimalung Tendra|| Nimalung Dratshang,|
|18th – 20th June|
|18||Kurjey Tshechu|| Kurjey Lhakhang,|
|19||Haa Summer Festival||Haa||10th & 11th July|
|20||Mushroom Festival||Genekha, Thimphu.||15th & 16th August|
|21||Masutaki Mushroom Festival||Ura, Bumthang||23rd & 24th August|
|22|| Tour of the Dragon (Bicycle|
|Bumthang to Thimphu||7th September|
|23||Thimphu Drubchen||Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu||12th September|
|24||Wangdue Tshechu|| Tencholing Army Ground,|
14th – 16th September
|25||Tamshing Phala Chhoepa|| Tamshing lhakhang, Chokhor,|
|16th – 18th September|
|26||Thimphu Tshechu||Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu||16th – 18th September|
|27||Gangtey Tshechu|| Gangtey Gonpa,|
| 18th – 20th September|
(Thongdrel on last day)
|28||Thangbi Mewang|| Tangbi Lhakhang, Chokhor,|
|19th – 21st September|
|29||Jhomolhari Mountain Festival||Dangochong, Thimphu||14th & 15th October|
|30||Chhukha Tshechu||Chhukha Dzong, Chhukha||13th – 15th October|
|31||Jakar Tshechu|| Jakar Dzong, Thromdey,|
|12th – 16th October|
|32||Ugyencholing Kangsoel|| Ugyencholing Lhakhang,|
|13th – 15th October|
|33||Dechenphu Tshechu|| Dechenphu Lhakhang,|
|34||Takar Duechoe||Chumig, Bumthang||20th -23rd October|
|35||Jambay Lhakhang Drup|| Jambay Lhakhang,|
|21st -23th October|
|36||Prakhar Duchhoed|| Prakar Lhakhang, Chumni,|
|21st –23rd October|
|37||Royal Highland Festival||Laya, Gasa||23th – 24th October|
|38||Sumthrang Kangsoel||Ura, Bumthang||2nd – 3rd November|
|39||Black Necked Crane Festival|| Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha,|
|40||Mongar Tshechu||Mongar Dzong, Mongar||12th – 14th November|
| Trashigang Dzong,|
|12th – 14th November|
|42||Pemagatshel Tshechu||Pemagatshel Dzong,|
| 12th – 14th November|
(Thongdral on last day)
|43||Tang Namkhar Rabney||Tang, Bumthang||14th -17th November|
|44||Chojang Rabney||Tang, Bumthang||18th -22nd November|
This country even small, but her people very nice! They love their King and royal family very much! Last, but not less, the country has her happiness GNP! Such the GNP could not find from elsewhere! I am also fond of this country!
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