The Mariannam Procession
Attended by the Chettiars, the Mariannam Procession starts at the Sri Mariannam Temple in Queen Street, where the goddess Mariannam is seated on a wooden horse that is drawn by a bullock cart, on the new moon night. At the Muneeswarar Waterfall Temple, there is a ritual killing of a goat performed. Then the Chettiar community shares the meal within the nearby areas.
The Sikh New Year, Vasakhi, is celebrated on a day in between 12th April to 14th April, depending on the lunar calendar. On this day, the Sikh Bible, “Guru Granth Sahib” is read continuously for 48 hours. It is celebrated at different Gurudwaras, the Diamond Jubilee Sikh Gurdwara being the main one in Penang. Vasakhi ends with a meal for the worshippers.