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Indonesia: Jakarta Practitioners Celebrate World Falun Dafa Day (Photos)

May 20, 2005 |   By a practitioner in Indonesia

(Clearwisdom.net, May 19, 2005) In Indonesia, the scale of the World Falun Dafa celebration was much larger than in previous years. On May 15, Jakarta practitioners celebrated this Falun Dafa Day at a seacoast in the northern district of Jakarta. In a very short time, they formed a fairy group, waist drum troupe and a banner group to celebrate and entertain the audience. They also rented several boats which they turned into "Falun Dafa Boats" with colorful banners and a practitioner crew.

Boates with "Zhen-Shen-Ren" on them

Colorful flags

Leading boat

Journalists shot video from beginning to end

Waist drum team

Attracting much attention

Journalist's close-ups

The celebration started with the waist drum's joyful drumbeats. A spectator said that he never saw a celebration of this kind, which was very creative and novel. Furthermore, he noticed that some of the drummers were from a local ethnic group. When practitioners started to demonstrate the Falun Gong exercises, to the surprise of some in the audience, there were also some local ethnic residents. Indonesians typically believe that Buddhism is only for Chinese and that Falun Dafa is also part of Buddhism. They have now learned that Falun Dafa is not the same as the Buddhist religion and the practice is for all people.

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