The grand celebrations in Punakha and Thimphu were of course televised on BBS and reported around the world...
... but in my opinion the real excitement was happening here in Tashiyangtse. Just take a look at my three straight days of Royal Wedding celebrations!
Morning of the 13th - Prayers, butterlamps and offerings of khader (ceremonial cloths) at the school:
Followed by the the official unveiling of our magazine of students' wedding art and poetry that I spent hours and hours and hours and hours editing:
Evening of the 13th: Town dance organized by the Tashiyangtse Women's Association of which I am a member:
We tried to make the lighting and decor as funky as possible:
Morning of the 14th: Hike with the Scouts from my friend Jigme's tiny Community Primary School in the forest:
Complete with a potluck of a dozen tiny little curry bowls:
Evening of the 14th: Chubardung Star! A flatbed truck was transformed into a sparkling singing competition stage.
My class captain has an incredible voice:
Evening of the 15th: The Annual School Variety Show
With everything from traditional Nepali dances...
...to Lady Gaga: