Taiwan: Practitioners Participate in Jilong Festival Parade (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) On the evening of September 2, 2009, the annual Jilong Festival Parade was held. The Taiwan Falun Dafa Association was invited to participate for the third time. The Taiwan Divine Land Marching Band and waist drum team joined the parade and won warm applause.
Falun Gong practitioners participate in Jilong festival parade
Practitioners' float was designed after a Ming Dynasty ship.
The Taiwan Falun Dafa Association was invited to participate in Jilong festival parade for the first time in 2007 and was awarded the top award. In 2008, it won the excellence award.
At this year's event, the MC introduced the band, saying, "The Divine Land Marching Band is composed of 200 Falun Gong practitioners. They come from all walks of life. They travel to different countries to perform. Today they bring us the grace of Falun Dafa and Truth-Compassion-Forbearance."
The Divine Land Marching Band of 200 Falun Gong practitioners perform in front of the rostrum.
Crowd of spectators watch the parade after a heavy rainfall
The waist drum team of 80 Falun Gong practitioners participated in Jilong Festival Parade for the first time.
The MC said, "Waist drum playing is a folk tradition of Northeast China. Falun Gong practitioners' performance promotes traditional culture and purity." The waist drum team played music "Jubilation" in front of the rostrum.
A dozen celestial maidens in the Falun Gong procession distributed origami lotus flowers with bookmarks that read "Falun Dafa is great." They also gave the flowers to spectators on the rostrum and police on duty after the parade.