Tumpek Wayang, 2017 :
Overview
 
It is the day when all puppets are taken out of their wooden boxes and up to the stages to perform!

Tumpek Wayang Is held every six months all over Bali. And the next ceremony will take place on 29th of July, 2017, when puppeteers will come together to perform purification rites (ruwatan) for the purpose of purifying their bodies both physically and mentally.  

The importance of this ritual is also owing to that it represents various transitions on the Balinese traditional calendar, and it sets as a connection between the following days: Saniscara, Kajeng, Kilown and Wayang.  

Moreover, devout Balinese celebrate the day as the one that marks the birth of the Lord Kala- the God of time.