BHUTAN
BHUTAN
_Traditional Dance
During the time that we were in
Bhutan (Sept - October), It was
high season for traditional
dance.  Monks danced in from
monastery to monastery across
the country.  The dances all
represented teachings from
Buddha and were hugely
popular with the local
communities.  We went to two
festivals - a three day event in
the capital, Theimpo and a
smaller one in Bumtang,  What
was nice was the laid back feel
of festivals.  Kids ran around
playing (at one point boy
monks had a mock game of war
from the different lofts ......
bbb-bang, bb-bang) parents
sat back and laughed and
joked.
Monks Practice for the Festivals
Festival in Bumtang
Festival in Thiempo