On the 11th Day of Lunar 6 Month, it is considered as the Manifestation Anniversary of Tian Du Yuan Shuai aka Marshal Tian Du (田都元帥).
In the Ancient Era, on this Day, the Hokkien Opera Actors would have to have a Break and held a Celebration for the Anniversary. During the Celebration, Actors would make requests to Tian Du Yuan Shuai in-order to have better Performance Skills & Voices.
Today, in some Opera Troupes, Actors still do it, especially before the Show starts, the Actors will honour Tian Du Yuan Shuai and one of the Leaders of the Opera Troupe will recite a short Mantra to invite Tian Du Yuan Shuai to the Stage for Protection.
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