(Minghui.org) On the 18th World Falun Dafa Day, May 13, 2017, practitioners of Falun Gong (also called Falun Dafa) around the world celebrated this special day with group exercises, art performances, and truth clarification activities. The following is a collection of activity reports from Germany, Korea, Austria, Australia, and Greece.
Falun Gong practitioners in Lunen, a city in west Germany, held celebration activities during the 34th Cultural Festival, which happened to be on May 13. It was the second time practitioners had been invited to participate in the festival and demonstrated Falun Gong exercises on stage. The theme this year was integration and inclusion. Many people, including the city mayor, visited the Falun Gong booth to express their support. Local media published a photo report on the Falun Gong booth.
Falun Gong practitioners in Korea celebrated the World Falun Dafa Day in Hangang Park, Yeouido on May 13. The celebration started at 10:00 a.m. on Yeouido Floating Stage. After an introduction, Falun Gong practitioners demonstrated the five exercise sets along with soothing music. Spectators were fascinated by the beautiful exercises, and many copied the movements.
The Tian Guo Marching Band from Korea gave a performance of resonant music, which was followed by the Waist Drum Troupe's colorful drum dance. Practitioners also taught people to how to make paper lotus flowers and gave out bookmarks printed with an introduction to Falun Dafa.
Falun Gong practitioners in Austria held an Information Day to celebrate World Falun Dafa Day at Hofburg, the former imperial palace in the center of Vienna, on May 13. Their photo display exposed the persecution and organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners in China. Practitioners' exercise demonstration and photo display attracted the attention of many people, who learned the facts of Falun Gong. Many also signed a petition calling for an end to the persecution.
Falun Gong practitioners in Queensland, Australia celebrated World Falun Dafa Day with an exercise demonstration, photo display, and signature collection on Brisbane Square on May 13. Many people took this opportunity to learn the facts about Falun Gong and sign a petition calling for an end to the persecution in China.
Falun Gong practitioners in Thessaloniki, Greece introduced Falun Gong on the sea shore in the early evening on May 13. Many people were fascinated by the beautiful Falun Gong exercises, and learned more about this traditional cultivation practice.
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