Thimphu tshechu is the most famous festival in the country with people from all walks of live coming to attend this festival. It takes place in the courtyard behind the Fortress and hundreds of locals and international tourist will attend this festival. This festival is held for three days. The actual Tshechu is preceded by days and nights of prayer and rituals to invoke the gods. Mask dances like the Guru Tshengye (Eight Manifestations of Guru Rinpoche), Shaw Shachi (Dance of the Stags) and many more are performed.