Most dzongs and many monasteries in Bhutan have an annual festival, the largest of which is the Tsechu. The dances are performed by monks as well as lay people. The festival at Tsechu continues for four days fecturing different kinds of dances.
During the dances, clowns mimic the dancers and perform comic routines. While entertaining the outlookers, clowns also help to keep order and they harass both tourists and local people for money. The money goes to the monks.