THIRD ROYAL HIGHLAND FESTIVAL CONCLUDEDS
The third Royal Highland Festival concluded on Wednesday. The two-day festival from October 23-24 saw more than thousand people, including tourists.
The festival is a landmark activity of Gasa Dzongkhag.
According to Gasa Dzongdag Dorji Dradhul, the festival is driven by the goal of making the highlands a vibrant and thriving economy.
The festival aims to promote the sustainable livelihood of highlanders, showcase highlander’s innovation, and exhibit the highlands as a pride of Bhutan.
The festival also brings together highlanders from other parts of Bhutan to exchange values, knowledge, skills and best practices related to highlands and yak farming.
The Royal Highland Festival was first introduced on October 16, 2016 to mark the celebration of the Birth of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey, 400 years of Zhabdrung’s arrival in the country and the Rabjung (60-year cycle) birth year of Guru Rinpochhe.
The festival showcases the beauty and wonders of Gasa Dzongkhag through its nature, history and age-old culture and tradition.