Paro Tsechu is the most popular one with its unique unfurling of the world’s biggest Thangka or Thongdrel ceremony. The pageantry is a unique experience and like nothing you may have ever seen before. A Tsechu is a Buddhist festival in honour of Guru Rimpoche, the saint who brought Buddhism to Bhutan. The local folk attend these festivals to build merit. It is also a festive time for the locals who come dressed-up in their finest costumes full of colour to socialise and for merrymaking. This is not an event organised for tourists; it is an event that has been happening for centuries.