Celebrating World Falun Dafa Day in Singapore, Japan, Thailand and New Zealand
(Minghui.org) World Falun Dafa Day, May 13, is observed across the globe to celebrate the public introduction of Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) in China on May 13, 1992. Falun Dafa practitioners throughout the world hold events to celebrate this special day, as well as to introduce the benefits of the practice to others and raise awareness about the Chinese Communist Party's brutal 19-year persecution of Falun Dafa in China. In this article, we share news of Dafa Day events in Singapore, Japan, Thailand, and New Zealand.
Celebrating World Falun Dafa Day in Singapore
Falun Gong practitioners in Singapore held an event in Hong Lim Park on the afternoon of May 8, 2018.
The celebration started at 4 p.m. with a group practice of the Falun Gong exercises, followed by music and dance performances and a signature campaign condemning the persecution in China. Paintings from the Art of Zhen Shan Ren International Exhibition were also shown. Many passers-by paused to take in the event and sign the petition.
Joo, a businessman from South Korea, was in Singapore on a tour. He had a photo taken of him with the Dafa Day event in the background. He said that he'd learned about the Chinese Communist Party persecution of Falun Gong from media reports. After learning more about Falun Gong, he expressed an interest in learning the practice.
Celebrating World Falun Dafa Day in Thailand
Falun Gong practitioners in Thailand gathered in Lumpini Park, Bangkok on May 6, 2018 to celebrate World Falun Dafa Day. They demonstrated the Falun Gong exercises and presented music and dance performances, including waist drums and voice.
Celebrating World Falun Dafa Day in Japan
Falun Gong practitioners in Tokyo gathered at Hibiya Park on May 6, 2018 and held a parade to celebrate World Falun Dafa Day. The parade passed through the busy Ginza “Pedestrian Heaven,” a popular shopping area closed to traffic on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Many spectators listened to the performance of the Tian Guo Marching Band and enjoyed practitioners modeling beautiful ancient Chinese costumes. A number of people signed the petition against the persecution in China.
Celebrating World Falun Dafa Day in New Zealand
Falun Gong practitioners in New Zealand celebrated World Falun Dafa Day on Aotea Square in Auckland on May 6, 2018.
Several practitioners shared their experiences in practicing Falun Gong, and afterwards, practitioners demonstrated the exercises together. They also delighted spectators with a waist drum performance and dragon dancing.