(Minghui.org) More than ten thousand people converged in downtown Melbourne on Australia Day, January 26, 2015, to view the Australia Day Parade despite wet weather.

Swanston Street was transformed into a wave of color and movement in celebration of the city's diverse multicultural community.

Melbourne Falun Dafa Association once again participates in the annual Australia Day Parade

Many Chinese spectators took photos of the Falun Dafa Divine Land Marching Band

Young practitioners march in the parade, displaying placards with the words “Truth-Benevolence-Forbearance”

Divine Land Marching Band

Among more than 100 cultural and community groups that participated in the annual event, was the Falun Dafa contingent, representing the Melbourne Falun Dafa Association.

Their Divine Land Marching Band, Falun Dafa exercise demonstration and Chinese traditional fan dance performance was met with warm cheers and applause from the crowd of spectators.

As the Falun Dafa contingent passed by Melbourne Town Hall, the host of the event explained: “Falun Dafa is an ancient cultivation and meditation practice based on the universal principles—Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.”

“Marvelous! I felt their energy when they passed by me,” said one spectator, Alven, an immigrant from Philippines who works in sales.

Echoing his reaction was Ms. Huang from Taiwan who has been living in Australia for more than 30 years.

“I love the energy emitted from the Falun Dafa group. They are disciplined and in high spirits.”

Wridac and his wife, who videotaped the performances of the Falun Dafa group, were impressed by the bright-colored costumes. “The costumes are splendid. We just love it.”