Kurjey Tsechu is one of the most inportat festivals in Bumthang and it is celebrated in the popular Kurjey Monastery. Local People of Jakar and Kurjey villages and also increasing number of people from all over Bhutan and the world attend the Tshechu to pay obeisance to Guru Rinpoche who brought Buddhism to Bhutan. It is a one-day festival and the chams/dances include the Guru Tshengye and Shinjay cham performed by the monks of Kurjey Lhakhang. It is then closed with unfurling of a giant Buddha/Guru Thangka (scroll) painting known as thongdrel. The festival is fully supported and funded by the government of Bhutan.