Bhutan is a country of festivals, where Buddhism is a part and parcel of each and every act in the daily life of the people. Whether of a religious nature or not, these are crucial events in the life of the Bhutanese and offer an ideal opportunity to discover the country from a different point of view. The most impressive festivals are the festivals of Paro, Wandgue and Thimphu Tsechu which take place in the autumn. These festivals are highly popular with the Bhutanese and enjoy great success with travellers from the West. The festivals of Bumthang and those celebrated in the eastern part of Bhutan are more authentic and religious in nature and attract a lesser number of foreign travellers. During these festivals hotels and flights remain fully booked a long time in advance. Do not delay making your reservations if you wish to discover Bhutan during these periods. The dates and the duration of the festivals of Tsechu vary according to the regions but they always fall around the 10th day of the lunar month in the Bhutanese calendar.