Black-necked Crane festival

The annual Black-necked Crane festival is celebrated in the courtyard of Gangtey Gonpa in Phobjikha valley. The festival heralds the arrival of the rare and endangered crane species during winter and the relationship it shares with the local communities. The festival includes folk songs and mask dances performed by the local people, and crane dances and environmental conservation-themed dramas and songs by school children.

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