There are many festival celebrations which are held in the large courtyard of the monastery, such as Losar (Tibetan New Year), Torgya, Ajilamu, Dungyur, and Choksar. Buddha Mahotsav Tawang is the main festival celebrated in Tawang. Tawang-Torgya is a festival exclusively held in the monastery. It takes place annually, and is a celebration of the Monpa people, which takes place according to the Buddhist calendar.