The Bhutanese Festivals called “Tshechus” are annual events held at different times of the year in monasteries, temples and dzongs. The Bhutanese people gather to observe the mask dances and also in addition to some folk dances. The sole purpose is spiritual that shows how good triumphs over evil. The Festivals are organized to pray for the good harvest and good heath of the communities. These festivals also describe the life of the Bhutan’s patron saint, Guru Rimpoche.
These Bhutanese Festivals draw large number of local people and tourists alike. This is also an opportunity for the families to get together and involves drinking and socializing a lot. The local people wear their finest clothes and jewelry, however more significantly it is an event for prayers and blessings.