Celebrating World Falun Dafa Day

Sydney's Divine Land Marching Band makes its first appearance in Sydney

(Clearwisdom.net) May 13, 2006 is World Falun Dafa Day, a date that both heaven and earth are celebrating. Falun Gong practitioners from Sydney held a series of activities in downtown Sydney to celebrate it, including parades and performances. Many people enjoyed the performances and parades. They witnessed the beauty of Falun Dafa and also learned the facts about the persecution of Falun Gong in China.

Falun Dafa spreads all over the world

While celebrating Falun Dafa Day, practitioners also call for an end to the persecution of Falun Gong



U.S. Congressman Chris Bowen sent a congratulatory letter. In the letter, Congressman Bowen said that he believes the parade today will fully display the journey of Falun Dafa spreading all over the world. He also said that although Falun Gong is still being persecuted in China, he believes that more and more people will learn the facts, and we will see that in the future Chinese people will also have the freedom of belief in China.

To maintain order and make sure the parade ran smoothly, many police cars preceded the parade, and many police officers maintained order. The celebration activities of Falun Dafa Day have been listed on the Sydney Annual Activities Calendar as a fixed event.

The newly formed Sydney Divine Land Marching Band, which has 80 members, led the parade. Many spectators enjoyed their performance and applauded for them. Even the police officers also praised them, remarking, "Excellent!"

The director of the Divine Land Marching Band, Mr. Yang Jun, said, "The band was formed only two months ago. Many members had never touched an instrument before. It is a miracle and amazing to those professional musicians that the band can attend the parade and perform today."

One of the members, Pan Yu, who was persecuted in China, said that the reason he joined the band and the performance today is that he hopes more and more people will learn the truth of Falun Gong.

People reading a truth-clarifying display board

After the parade, practitioners demonstrated the exercises and performed singing and dancing in Belmore Park, which is near Chinatown. More people had a chance to learn about Falun Dafa and joined the celebration with practitioners.

Wang Cunying, a Falun Gong practitioner, who recently came to Australia from China, attended the parade. She called for the rescue of her son, Li Liang, who has been jailed for seven years for practicing Falun Gong.