Tumpek Landep: feast day for blessing metal objects

Those who happen to be in town this 31st March may notice locals making offerings with such unexpected objects as motorcycles, computers and cars. What looks like a quirky festival is actually the Balinese feast day of Tumpek Landep. A day set aside for the blessing of metal objects in ancient times has now expanded to include more modern elements, making for a fascinating sight for visitors to the island.