Thimpu Tshechu

One of the famous and biggest festival in Bhutan is Thimpu Tshechu which runs for three days in the capital city. The most populous festival with visitors from all the districts is found in it. The Tshechu had only few dance in 1867. The festival took a major change in 1950 after the introduction of various dance by the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.
Another important factor about Thimpu Tshechu festival is the Atsaras who act as clowns. The Atsaras are said to be the people who does not crave for anything and are above the feeling of anger, desire or shame. The dance is believed to stop evil forces and stop them from harming during the Tshechu. Atsaras these days also perform the short skit to enlighten or to make people aware about social values. During this festival, the farmers believe that it is a period of relaxation away from farming life. They celebrate this occasion as a period to receive blessing and pray for sound health.