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Bhutanese Etiquette


The Bhutanese people, from a young age are taught and groomed in the traditional code of etiquette known as the “Driglam Namzha”. These set of etiquettes inculcate respect for authority, respect for elders, commitment to the institution of marriage and family, dedication and loyalty to the Country. The Driglam Namzha teaches one the proper way to wear the national dress, Gho for men and Kira for female, which is still worn by the Bhutanese today. As part of the formal dress code, the men must wear the formal scarfs called kabney and the women wear rachu, while going to government offices or visiting Dzongs, monasteries, temples, etc.