Bhutan

Country and its cultures

Government

Unitary State, Constitutional Monarchy, Parliamentary System.

Population

Mostly male dominated the total of Bhutan`s population is estimated 753,947.

Cultural aspects.

relied on its isolation to protect itself from outside cultural influences, bordered by India, and China. Bhutan has maintained a policy of strict isolationism, both culturally and economically, with the goal of preserving its cultural heritage and independence.

Bhutan

Surrounded by India and China

Country Flag

The Flag is based upon the tradition of the Drukpa Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism and features Druk, the Thunder Dragon of Bhutanese mythology.
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Education

Starting with Pre-school at age 4 it only lasts a year following 5 years of primary school, 3 years of Junior High, and 3 years of High school ending at junior year.

25% for Primary with 77,300 in total enrollment.

Total Prim of female students is 45%.

Completed their 5th year was 82%, along with an enrollment ratio of 7% Males and 2% Females.

National Sports

Archery

Khuru(Dart throwing)

Soksom(Javelin throwing)

Pundo(Stone throwing weight over a kilo)

Digor(Stone throwing at targets or pegs)

Marriage

Their weddings are always low key simple affairs for many Bhutanese. But, keeping with the tradition, local saints are invited to preform rituals for a good long life, and good wealth. Friends and family are invited to share their blessings of good tides, and happiness followed by a giant feast until all wine is emptied.

Ages set by the government 16 for women and 21 for men.

Polygamy for woman if illegal while for a man it is limited to 3 wives per husband.

Family life

With this Cultures family life it is priority to take care of their elderly. Their small huts are built for living only. Their back yard built with a tub, and a garden with a grinding rock for the grains.

The main part of the house is sectioned off into three, being lined with a dirt floor they have the kitchen, dining room, and living area. The upstairs used as their sleeping quarters.

Food

Rice is the main food but will be accompanied by meat whenever available.

They also eat beef, pork chicken, and eggs. Even though they worship bhuddism they are not vegetarians.

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Bhutan ritual dance at Smithsonian Folklife Festival