CHINGAY PROCESSION 是其他语文报章对大旗鼓队游行的称呼。CHINGAY PROCESSION 是闽语或福建话 “真艺”的拼音，就是真正的艺术之意思。
在从前，大旗鼓队游行是配合庆祝神诞或观音菩萨出巡而举办，目的在于敬拜神明，人神共乐。在一百多年前的最早期英文报章亦果西报( 已停刊 )就已采用CHINGAY PROCESSION 这个称呼来报导大旗鼓队的游行。
There is always a deep sense of mixed feelings when mentioning about Penang Chingay organization.
This organization has been in Penang for over 100 years. In 1999, Penang Pesta Festivals Chingay & Lion Dance Sub-committee in conjunction with the annual Pesta Festivals, celebrated grandly the centenary anniversary. Up to today, it is approaching the 107th anniversary.
Penang Chingay is a unique characteristic civil organization, it is also a traditional Chinese culture which the Chinese society is proud of, it spreads among the ethnic Chinese community and lasts forever.