The Festivals of Bhutan are known for being raucous, joyous affairs, but they are also holy spiritual events with attendees gaining merit for the next life. Tshechus dedicated to Guru Rinpoche are celebrated for three to five days, depending on the location. The highlights are the classical, religious-based dances and in some tshechus the viewing of the Thongdrel (huge and sacred banner/religious tapestry). In a few important Dzongs, (Monastic fortress) two large festivals take place each year; Dromchoes dedicated to Yeshe gonpo and Palden lhamo, the two main protective deities of the Drukpas(Bhutanese people).