(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners around the globe are getting ready to celebrate the upcoming 18th World Falun Dafa Day that falls on May 13 every year.It is the day the founder of Falun Dafa, Mr. Li Hongzhi, publicly introduced the practice 25 years ago. It is also Mr. Li’s birthday.

Practitioners in Jakarta gathered on April 30 to promote the health benefits of the spiritual practice to the local people and visitors. The Falun Dafa Tian Guo Marching Band and Waist Drum Team both performed original pieces of music written by practitioners.

Practitioners demonstrate the Falun Dafa exercises.

Promoting the benefits of the practice to passersby

The Tian Guo Marching Band plays at the celebration.

Spectators meditate with the practitioners.

Finding out about Falun Dafa and why the persecution is wrong

Despite the persecution started by former Chinese dictator Jiang Zemin in 1999, the number of practitioners around the world continues to grow. They pass along the principles of the teachings—Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance—and tell people why the persecution is wrong. Today, tens of millions of people in over 100 countries have taken up the practice.

Some of the spectators followed along to learn how to do the exercises. Many took photos with the practitioners and admired their efforts to try to stop the persecution in China. Those who understood the facts about the persecution signed the petition demanding that it stop and endorsing the prosecution of Jiang for crimes against humanity.

At the end of the activities, the practitioners took a photo together to wish Mr. Li a Happy Birthday.