Hemis festival is one of the biggest and the most religious festivals of Ladakh attracting the travellers and local people. Hemis festival in Ladakh, a two-day affair is celebrated on 10th day of Tibetan lunar month and marks the colourful and vivid celebrations. This festival commemorates the birth anniversary of spiritual leader Padmasambhava, founder of Tibetan Buddhism. The venue and stage is set in the courtyard of Hemis monastery, which is the largest Buddhist monastery in Ladakh. During the celebrations, local people dress up in traditional clothes; men wear cummerbunds while women wear colourful headgears and heavy jewellery.