Be a witness to the religious festivals as you travel around the country. These are the times for offering special prayers; receive blessings, witnessing the spectacular symbolic dances, performed both by the Monks and the Laity, enjoying the antics of the Atsaras (Acharayas – religious masters). Be bestowed upon and receive the revered blessings of the Thongdroels, giant appliqué religious banners that are displayed only once in a year during the festivals. It is believed that the very sight of the ThongdrelS deliver people from the cycle of rebirths. The festivals last for 3 to 6 fun filled and spiritually fulfilling days. Such festivals are the most anxiously awaited upon by the entire local populace and offers a very moving and a lasting experience for the visitors.