At least twice in his life he becomes a member of the Order and sometimes even more.
They stay at a monastery is not considered a hardship because it is a blessing for the whole family as well as for the boys themselves. A formal Novitiation ceremony involves a parade around the pagodas on the first day with the boys all dressed up as princes.
The puppets are backed by expert manipulators who conversed, joked and relative humorous stories through their puppets to the delight of the audience.
At least four manipulators took charge of a character using handling rods and strings at the back of the curtain and give voice to the puppets.
In the afternoon their heads will be shaven and they will enter the Order.