Tumpek Uye, also called Tumpek Kandang, falls on Saturday "Saniscara Kliwon Wuku Uye" 15 June 2013 every 210 days . The name Tumpek Kandang is derived from two words, “Tumpek” that means Saturday that coincide with Kliwon on Balinese Calendar system and “Kandang” refers to Balinese word for cage, symbolizing the domesticated animals that Balinese Hindu highly honor. They include cows, pigs, chickens, ducks, dogs and birds.
A special offering is made for Sang Hyang Rare Angon, the god of all cattle and livestock, prayer is offered to the God for the welfare of the domesticated these animals. Holy water and rice are sprinkled to the head of these animals at the end of the ceremony.
This ritual certainly not an animal worship ritual, Balinese people consider the animal as a friend of life and fellow brother created by God as a living creature. Human life is much assisted by animals, especially in satisfying the needs of food, the labor force, religious ceremony and economy. For the sake of preservation and prosperity of such animals, the Balinese plead for God as the Greatest Source.
Tumpek Kandang has more meaning on the showing of evidence that Balinese is a community that is aware of animal welfare. This means, there is an awareness of owing “merits” to the animals, since such creatures are the preserver of the equilibrium of the ecosystem. Without animals on earth, the life cycle does not work, and even interrupts.
And also the ducks which released near the rice fields at The Ubud Village resort & Spa get the special attention from the owner on that day.