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Paro Tsechu Festival
Paro Tsechu Festival Bhutan. The following is the sequence of dances at Paro Tshechu. Most dances are the same at others Tshechus, but the sequence varies.

Day One
» Shinje Yab Yum : Dance of the Lord of Death and his Consort
» Durdag : Dance of the Lords of the Cremation Grounds
» Zshana : Dance of the Black Hats
» Dramitse Nga Cham : Dance of the Drums from Dramitse
» Degye : Dance of the eight kinds of Spirits
» Religious Songs (Chhoshey)

Day Two
» Shinje Yab Yum : Dance of the Lord of Death and his Consort (same as Day one No.1 dance)
» Shana Nga Cham : Dance of the Black Hats with Drums
» Dance of the three kinds of Ging (Gingsum), with Sticks (Juging), with Swords (Driging), with Drums (Ngaging)
» Durdag : Dance of the Lord of Cremation Ground (same as Day one No. 2 dance)
» Driging : Dance of the three kinds of Ging with Swords (same as Day two, No. 9 dance)
» Ngaging : Dance of the three kinds of Ging with Drums (same as Day two, No. 9 dance)
» Shawa Sachhi : Dance of the Stag and the Hounds (1st part)

Day Three
» Dance of the Lords of Cremation Grounds (Durdag) (Same as day one, Dance No. 2)
» Dance of the Terrifying Deities (Tungam)
» Dance of the Heroes with six kinds of Ornaments (Guan Drug Pawos)
» Kyecham : Dance of the Noblemen and Ladies (Phole Mole)
» Shawa Shachhi - Lencham : Dance of the Stag and the Hounds (IInd part)

Day Four
Dance of the Noblemen Ladies » Dance of the Lord of Death and his Consort (Shinje Yab Yum) (same as day one, Dance No. 1)
» Dance of the four Stags (Sha Tsam)
» Dance of the Judgement of the Dead (Raksha Mangcham)
» Dance of the Drums from Dramitse (Dramitse Nga Cham) (Same as Day one, Dance No. 4)
» The Great Paro Thongdrol is unfurled early in the morning and a Shugdrel ceremony performed.
» Dance of the Heroes (Pacham)
» Dance of the Ging and Tsholing
» Dance of the Eight Manifestations of Guru Rimpoche (Guru Tshen Gye)
» Dance of the Sixteen Fairies (Rigma Chudrug)

Getting there
By Air : Paro airport is 7 kms from Paro town and 53 kms from Thimpu. Druk air operates flight from Calcutta, Delhi and Kathmandu,

By Road : One can reach Paro from Phuntsoling which is the entry point for overland visitors.