Drepung Monastery during the Yogurt Festival, also known as Shoton Festival. A huge portrait of a Buddhist religious figure made in embroidered silk is displayed every year in the mountains of Tibet. On the thirtieth day of the sixth month of Tibetan calendar, the monks end 100 days of recollection within the monasteries that celebrate the Shoton Festival. Religious practice, carried out from the SXI, has now become a cultural festival that attracts locals and visitors. Tradition dictates that when they leave their confinement lamas people should give them yogurt and opera performances make for them. Hence its name, as Shoton literally means "sour milk banquet."