: Sikkim's famous mask dances provide a spectacle, perhaps nowhere to be
experienced in the entire world. Performed by lamas in the gompa courtyard to
celebrate religious festivals, these dances demonstrate perfect foot work and
with gaily painted masks, ceremonial swords and sparkling jewels, leap and swing
to the rhythm of resounding drums, trumpeting of horns and chanting of monks.
Dance : is performed every 28th and 29th day of the Tibetan Calendar. The solemn nature
of the dance is interspersed with comic relief provided by the jestures.