Bhutan

Cultural Sustainability and Traditional Crafts in Bhutan

In the mountains of central Bhutan, a small group of craftspeople are struggling to sustain traditional practices that are disappearing as the remote Himalayan country becomes increasingly globalized. The Choki Traditional Art School in Thimpu Province, Bhutan, offers free training in traditional Bhutanese crafts, such as weaving, wood carving, and … Continue reading Cultural Sustainability and Traditional Crafts in Bhutan

Losar: Community Building and the Bhutanese New Year

The Bhutanese New Year’s festival, called Losar, is celebrated between February and March depending on the lunar calendar. In 2013 Losar falls on February 11-12. This festival holiday is marked by ritual feasting and family gatherings, as well as offerings of thanksgiving and for an auspicious year to come. The … Continue reading Losar: Community Building and the Bhutanese New Year