No trip to Bhutan is complete unless you can attend a Tshechu or “Festival”. Tshechus are genuine displays of centuries-old religious traditions that we, the tourist, have the opportunity to witness as we immerse ourselves in rich Bhutanese culture. All festivals in Bhutan are rich in history and vibrant in color and should be on every tourist’s to-do list. Tshechu means “the tenth day of the month” and sacred deeds are believed to have taken place on this day. Tshechu’s are celebrated annually, for three to five days, depending on each district and local tradition. They are a form of oral history and tradition through which Buddhist values, mythologies and spiritual beliefs are passed on to the community, mainly through colorful dance dramas performed by monks.