Thimphu Tshechu is one of the biggest festivals in the country. It is preceded by days and nights of prayer and rituals to invoke the gods.
The Thimphu Tshechhu is performed at the Tashichhodzong in Thimphu. Thimphu Tshechu was instituted by the fourth Desi Gyalse Tenzin Rabgye in 15th century to commemorate the birth anniversary of Guru Padmasambhava.
The highlights of the festival are the Guru Tshegye Cham or the dance of the eight manifestations of Guru Rinpochhe, the cham of the Ging and Tsholing and the Rigma Chudru cham or the dance of the sixteen fairies.