Tshechu is a religious festival meaning “tenth day” held annually in various temples, monasteries and dzongs throughout the country. The exact month of the Tshechu varies from place to place and temple to temple. Tshechus are grand events where entire communities come together to witness religious mask dances, receive blessings and socialize. In addition to the mask dances tshechus also includes colorful Bhutanese dances and other forms of entertainments. It is believed that everyone must attend a Tshechu and witness the mask dances at least once to in order to receive blessings and wash away the sins.