Every year, during the 15 days Chinese New Year period, on the 8th night, Hokkien people will pray to the Sky God or known as Ti Kong 天公。Well in Penang, Hokkien people staying in downtown, Weld Quay area will gather around and run this ceremony together.
Hokkien people who stay at landed properties will most probably pray in front of their house and while for those staying at the flats and apartment will pray together.
I am not a Hokkien, I am a Cantonese. So it’s not really a big thing for me, though I like this night, where many fireworks and firecrackers can be heard and see. Very happenings, 热闹. I went to Weld Quay there to join the fun and took many shots. You can see more of my photos that I took that night in my flickr photo album.