Falun Dafa Minghui.org www.minghui.org PRINT

German Practitioners Celebrate World Falun Dafa Day

May 15, 2018 |   By Minghui correspondents Xue Li and De Xiang

(Minghui.org) Last weekend, Falun Dafa practitioners in several German cities celebrated the 19th World Falun Dafa Day and the birthday of Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong). These events also included introducing the self-improvement practice of Falun Gong to the public and raising awareness of its persecution in China that has now lasted 19 years.

This report covers the celebrations in Berlin, Cologne, Munich, Dusseldorf, and Titisee.


The celebration in Berlin took place at the Brandenburg Gate.

Demonstrating the exercisesTelling tourists about Falun GongPeople sign a petition to support Falun Gong.


Practitioners demonstrated the exercises in front of the Cologne Cathedral.

Practitioners wish Master Li a happy birthday.Signing a petition to condemn the persecution


Practitioners from Munich celebrated the holiday on Marienplatz.

Practitioners wish Master Li a happy birthday.Practitioners' displayDemonstrating the exercisesTourists learning the exercisesChinese tourists observe the practitioners' event.


Wishing Master Li a happy birthday on BurgplatzTourists learning the exercisesSigning a petition to condemn the persecution


Practitioners' booth at TitiseePeople sign a petition supporting Falun Gong's peaceful resistance.

Sharing Their Joy 

Thanh and Tam, two Vietnamese Falun Gong practitioners that live in Berlin, got married on May 13. The newlyweds came to the celebration, passing out flyers and talking to tourists in their wedding outfits.

Thanh and Tam celebrate Falun Dafa Day and their wedding.Tam talking to a tourist

Thanh started practicing in 1998. He said, “We picked today as our wedding day, because we want to draw attention to Falun Gong, telling our friends, family, and the public about the beauty of Falun Gong and sharing it with them.”

Tam is new to Falun Gong. She started practicing two years ago.

She said, “I found the meaning of life in cultivating Falun Dafa, which teaches me to follow Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. My life has been enriched.

“It is a meaningful day. We celebrate Master Li's birthday. After the event, we invited fellow practitioners to have dinner to celebrate our marriage.”

Practitioners Schiffer and Kohl tell people what Falun Gong really is in front of the Cologne Cathedral.

“I see hope in this group of people.”

All kinds of people expressed their support at the events.

Reza Wahdorf and Mahsa Saffarnajib signed the petition in Berlin to condemn the state-sanctioned organ harvesting in China.

Maryam talked to practitioners for a long time at their booth at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.

Maryam is well aware of the evilness of the communist party. She hopes she can help to stop the persecution.

“I support their peaceful resistance,” she said. “I see hope in this group of people. They remain calm and follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in the face of persecution. This is the only way to fight evil.”

Dietmar said, “Although I don't practice Falun Gong, I believe that Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is great.”

Dietmar is a retired military official who lives in Dusseldorf. He said, “I got a paper lotus flower from you a few years ago. I still have it. Your peaceful resistance is great.” He encouraged the practitioners to keep up the good work.

Many Chinese tourists also saw how Falun Gong is embraced in Germany. They were amazed, because it was the opposite of what they had heard about Falun Gong in China. Some of them expressed their support.

At Titisee, a group of Chinese tourists from Sichuan Province sent warm greetings to practitioners.

One of them said, “You have done a great job. I have seen you in many countries. It is really precious.”

“The communist party tries to suppress Falun Gong, but Falun Gong is still here, and the Party itself is about to collapse,” he added.

One of his friends said, “Do you know who the Party is afraid of the most? It is you, Falun Gong. You are peaceful and lay bare the Party's evil history for all to see. That is why it is afraid of you.”

Related Articles in Chinese: