In the Yungdrung Bön tradition, during the 1st month of the New Year sometime between the 5th & 15th according to the lunar calendar, the one day event of cham dance is held. Cham dance is the sacred dance of the deities. Through dance, the protectors and other divine beings are invoked.
In order to perform the dance, a qualified monk will practice once or twice each day in the month prior. On the day of the performance, protectors and deities such as Sipe Gyalmo, Mi Dü, Blue Dzambhala, and certain deities of the Mother Tantra, are invoked. Lay people and villagers make a special effort to attend these dance performances in order to receive the blessing and healing of the deities.
Later in the day, more playful and entertaining dances are performed for the audience such as the Snow Lion Dance and the Deer Dance.