Tsechus are religious festivals celebrated annually by the different districts of Bhutan and held in various temples and monasteries on the tenth day of the month of a lunar calendar, to commemorate Guru Rimpoche. Tsechu meaning ‘tenth day’ is an important religious event, where entire communities come together to witness masked sacred dances, receive blessings and socialize. The masked dances tell the story of the life of Guru Rimpoche and ancient legends. Each district brings a distinct flavor to their Tsechu, with performances, rituals, ceremonies, varying from place to place. Festival tours are the no. One attraction for tourists, with Paro and Thimphu festival being the most popular regarding sheer no. of attendance.