Taiwan: World Falun Dafa Day Celebrations Held in Taoyuan, Taichung and Miaoli
(Minghui.org) May 13 is the 17th annual celebration of World Falun Dafa Day and the 24th anniversary of Falun Dafa's public introduction. It is also the birthday of Falun Gong founder Master Li Hongzhi. Falun Gong (also known as Falun Dafa) practitioners across the world celebrate World Falun Dafa Day every year and express appreciation to Master Li for introducing the practice. In Taiwan, celebration events in Taoyuan, Taichung and Miaoli took place.
Group Practice, Photo Exhibition, Art Performance and Signature Collection in Taoyuan
Around 700 Falun Gong practitioners gathered in Chung Cheng Park, Taoyuan on May 7, 2016 and held a series of Dafa Day events.
Group photo of Falun Gong practitioners celebrating World Falun Dafa Day and wishing Master Li a happy birthday in Chung Cheng Park, Taoyuan, Taiwan on May 7, 2016Group practice held during the World Falun Dafa Day event in Chung Cheng Park, Taoyuan, Taiwan on May 7, 2016
The program started at 3 pm. The Divine Land Marching Band performed first, presenting a variety of numbers including Falun Dafa Is Great, Drum and Trumpet Shake the Ten Directions and Thank You Master
The flag and drum group performed next. The flag and drum performers include Falun Gong practitioners from all walks of life, including shop owners, teachers and students.
The chorus performed next, presenting two songs in appreciation of Master Li.
The practitioners also demonstrated the Falun Gong exercises. Some of the practitioners on stage were in their 50s and older. One was 80 years old. Everyone was energetic, glowing with good health.
The waist drum group performed to the music Celebrating Dafa Day and Welcoming Spring. Members of the waist drum group ranged in age from their 20s to their 70s.
At the end of the event, a group exercise practice was held. The peaceful scene drew the attention of passers-by. Many people stopped to view the photos in the Journey of Falun Dafa exhibition to learn about the worldwide spread of Dafa. A businessman who does business in China said he knew about the Chinese regime's persecution of the practice. He signed the petition to express his support for Falun Gong.
Celebration in Taichung
Practitioners in Taichung held a celebration event in Aofengshan Park. They did the exercises together, held a photo exhibition and presented music and dance performances.
In the morning, the practitioners held a photo exhibition in the park that showcased the worldwide spread of Falun Gong. The actual Falun Dafa Day celebration event started at 1 p.m., and included an exercise demonstration, a dance performance, and a performance by young practitioners. The event drew the attention of passers-by.
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Taichung City Councilors Yang Dian-chung and Wang Li-ren, and Chingshu District head Liu Chen-rung joined the practitioners in the Dafa Day celebration. They commended Falun Gong for its high morals, and also condemned the Chinese Communist Party's persecution of Falun Gong on the mainland.
Celebration in Miaoli
Falun Gong practitioners held a series events in Chunan Park on May 8 to celebrate World Falun Dafa Day. They first demonstrated the exercises, after which they staged music and dance performances.
The first performance was a waist drum number. The energetic performance brought a jubilant atmosphere to the event.
Young practitioners from the Minghui School in Hsinbei Area gave a dance performance. These children range in age from 4 to ten years. Their lovely smiles and dancing won the audience's enthusiastic applause.