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Vibrant Celebration of Kangsee in the Sharchop Community

Updated: Feb 28, 2023


Photograph by Faculty of Nursing and Public Health

The Sharchop community in eastern Bhutan is known for its rich cultural heritage and traditions. One such tradition that is deeply rooted in their culture is the Kanze Festival, held each December. The Kangye Festival is a joyous occasion to bring communities together, celebrate identity and showcase their cultural heritage.


Renewing faith and commitment to Culture and Traditions


Kangsee is an opportunity to renew your faith and commitment to the culture and traditions of the Sharchop community. During the festival, communities pay tribute to their ancestors and ask for their blessings for the present and future. It's the time when people of all ages come together to participate in various activities with Traditional dances and songs that reflect the customs and

traditions of the Sharchop community.


Respect ancestors and pray for good health and a good harvest


Kangsee is a time to honor her ancestors and ask for blessings of good health and a good harvest. The festival begins with the raising of prayer flags and the offering of butter lamps and incense to the local deities. These rituals symbolize the community's deep-rooted spiritual beliefs and connection with nature.


Introducing a unique cultural heritage to the world


Kangsee is an opportunity for the Sharchop community to showcase their unique cultural heritage to the world. The festival features a variety of rituals and activities, including traditional sports and games such as archery, darts and horse racing. The festival also features traditional dances and songs performed in colorful and vibrant costumes that reflect the customs and traditions of the community.


Festive occasions with traditional dances, songs, sports and games


Kangsee celebrations are festive occasions that bring communities together to participate in traditional dances, songs, sports and games. The festival is an opportunity for the Sharchop community to showcase their cultural heritage and identity to the world. Kangsee is also an opportunity for communities to share traditional foods, drinks and crafts with each other and with visitors.


Major tourist attractions and cultural calendar events


The Kangsee Celebration has become a major tourist attraction, attracting tourists from all over the world for its colorful and vibrant celebration. The festival has also become a major cultural calendar event highlighting the richness and diversity of Bhutan's cultural heritage.


Kangsee


Kangsee is a time of joy, peace, and harmony in the Sharchop community. It is a time when people come together to celebrate their identity and culture, to renew their faith and commitment to their traditions, and to seek blessings for good health and bountiful harvests.


Revitalizing the Sharchop Culture and Traditions through Kangsee


Kangsee is a festival that revitalizes Sharchop culture and traditions. It's time for communities to come together, celebrate and preserve their cultural heritage. Kangsee is an enduring tradition that connects past and future, ensuring that the rich cultural heritage of the Sharchop community is passed on to future generations.



Revival of Sharchop Culture and Traditions by Kangsee


The Kangsee Festival is marked by a variety of ceremonies and activities that reflect Sharchop's heritage. These include raising prayer flags, offering butter lamps and incense to local deities, traditional dances and songs, and sports and games that have been part of the community's cultural heritage for generations.



Kangsee Rituals and Activities Reflecting Sharchop's Heritage



The Kangsee Festival is marked by a variety of ceremonies and activities that reflect Sharchop's heritage. These include raising prayer flags, offering butter lamps and incense to local deities, traditional dances and songs, and sports and games that have been part of the community's cultural heritage for generations.


Join the Kangsee Celebration and experience the richness of Sharchop culture


The Kangsee festival is a vibrant celebration that unites the Sharchop community, renews their faith and commitment to their culture and traditions, honors their ancestors, seeks blessings of good health and good harvests, and showcases their unique cultural heritage to the world. It's a celebratory occasion. Through traditional dances, songs, sports and games, communities celebrate their identity and share their customs with others. Kangsee is an enduring tradition that revitalizes the culture and traditions of Sharchop, bridging the past and the future and remains a major tourist attraction and cultural event in Bhutan. Join the Kangsee Celebration and experience the richness of Sharchop culture.



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