His Royal Highness The Gyalsey in Japan. HRH is wearing a Kimono presented by the Japanese Imperial Family 🌸 Their Majesties and His Royal Highness visited Japan for the Enthronement Ceremony of His Majesty Emperor Naruhito in October this year.[Read more…] about Bhutanese Desktop Calendar (November 2019)
The October Calendar features a photograph of a masked dancer performing the Ging- Tsholing Cham at the Thimphu Tshechu. The chams are sacred dances performed by monks, with religious themes and messages.[Read more…] about Bhutanese Desktop Calendar (October 2019)
A takin- the national animal of Bhutan, at the Motithang Takin Preserve, Thimphu.
Previously thought to belong to the same family as musk ox, the takin has been found to be closer to goat and sheep. This fits in well with the Takin origin story popularly told in Bhutan: The famous Lama Drukpa Kinley, having consumed a whole ox and a whole goat, fixed the skull of the goat on the skeleton of the ox, and snapped his fingers, at which the new animal came alive and ran down the hills to graze.[Read more…] about Bhutanese Desktop Calendar (September 2019)
Our August calendar features the Thimphu Memorial Chorten, silhouetted against an evening sky. The Memorial Chorten, built in memory of His late Majesty Druk Gyalpo Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, is an iconic monument of Thimphu. The beautiful grounds were developed during the 2017 Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition held here. Located in the centre of the Thimphu Valley, the Memorial Chorten is a place for the young and old alike to enjoy moments of peace, and to offer prayers, prostrations, and circumambulations.[Read more…] about Bhutanese Desktop Calendar (August 2019)
The time for Changla – paddy transplantation, is an important one in the agricultural calendar. Traditionally, households help each other to complete the backbreaking work sooner, and the traditions surrounding the activity, including the songs sung, the manner of work, and the coming together of communities, represent the rich intangible cultural heritage of Bhutan.[Read more…] about Bhutanese Desktop Calendar (July 2019)
We are delighted to share our June Calendar, which features a photograph of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey in Punakha. The enthusiasm with which our monthly calendars are received is always heartening. We know that seeing His Royal Highness grow up so quickly brings you special happiness, so we hope our June calendar brightens up your month.[Read more…] about Bhutanese Desktop Calendar (June 2019)