(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners in Surabaya, Indonesia celebrated World Falun Dafa Day on the main commercial street in the downtown area on May 3, 2015.

The event marked the upcoming May 13 birthday of Mr. Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, and Falun Dafa's first introduction to the public in Changchun City, China on May 13, 1992.

Practitioners demonstrated the exercises, distributed informational materials and handmade paper lotus flowers, and held a small scale parade to honor the special day. Prior to the parade, practitioners gathered and had a group photo taken to show respect and gratitude to Master Li.

Practitioners in Surabaya, Indonesia celebrate World Falun Dafa Day

Practitioners demonstrating the Falun Gong exercises on the main commercial street in downtown Surabaya

Practitioners parade in downtown Surabaya, one part of the day's celebration of World Falun Dafa Day

It happened to be a local Car-free Day. Many people who took a walk, rode bicycles or jogged on the street stop to learn more about the significance of the event and the persecution of the practice in China.

Many took materials and some learned the exercises right then and there.