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The Paro Festival or Tsehchu is a major Buddhist celebration and people travel from outlying districts to participate in the festivities. My impression of the festival was that not only was it a colourful religious festival it was also a time for families and friends to spend time together, eat specially prepared meals; dress in their finest clothing and exchange gifts….. a bit like Christmas or Easter

The young monks were not excluded from enjoying the gift giving and I noticed that many of them were the recipients of toy guns which they obviously enjoyed playing with; I found the sight of robed monks brandishing toy guns quite surreal.

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