Canadian, Taiwanese and Americans Start Celebrating ahead of 20th World Falun Dafa Day on 13 May3 min read
In numerous cities worldwide one is likely at some point or another come across groups of people of all ages and from all walks of life practicing gentle exercises and meditation in a park like one would mostly expect to see in the East. If you happen to spot a bunch of people dressed in golden yellow Chinese suits during a parade in beautiful floats with graceful ladies dressed Tang Dynasty costumes you have most likely have stumbled on Falun Dafa.
The good news is that Falun Dafa practitioners are celebrating 20 years since its introduction to the public and we are definitely in for a treat this year!
Waist drum Team Taiwan
Housten, Texas USA
In the meantime, in Housten Texas on Sunday, May 5, a group of people dressed in golden yellow satin suits were out and about. Its been twenty-seven years since the peaceful spiritual group, who call themselves Falun Dafa/Gong, was introduced to the public.
Incredibly the practice has grown and is now practiced in over 100 countries. More than 100 million people have benefited from the exercises.
Hermann Park is a popular place in Houston. People stopped to watch the exercises being demonstrated in McGovern Lake.
A group of Falun Dafa Practitioners practicing the 5 sets of exercises
Due to a good reputation, May 13 was declared World Falun Dafa Day in 2000. It’s also the 68th birthday of Mr. Li Hongzhi who has earned the respect of the world because of the excellent benefits gained by practitioners.
Aruna was impressed by practitioners doing the exercises and wants to learn Falun Dafa.
Amidst the joy of what the qigong practice has to offer, such as improved health, and enhanced lifestyle there is a strain of sadness that accompanies the Falun Gong.
It is a tragedy that this group who only strive to better themselves with the principles of Truthfulness Compassion and Tolerance are so inhumanly treated by the Chinese Government.
There is now indisputable evidence of unspeakable horrors like live organ harvesting, brainwashing, and unbearable torture that is still ongoing since 1999 due to the regimes anti-religious/faith communist ideology.
Practice site in front of city hall Toronto
To the left of city hall was the first group practice site in Toronto that was set up in 1999 and has been utilized every weekend for the past 20 years.
Practitioner Zheng is the coordinator of the site, she said, “This site is for practitioners from other places or China to locate us. It is also a place where Chinese tourists can learn about Falun Gong and the Communist Party’s CCP Persecution arty’s (CCP).”
Taiwanese cities of Taoyuan, Hsinchu, and Miaoli held celebratory events in five locations on May 4-5, 2019. They practiced the exercises as a group, held a waist drum performance, and collected signatures protesting the CCP’s persecution.
Group practice of practitioners in Hsinchu
A practitioner who acted as an emcee for the waist drum performance and exercise demonstration also raised awareness of the CCP’s persecution. Many people who were playing at the playground listened.
Many people signed a petition opposing the persecution and condemned the CCP’s state-sanctioned organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners.