(Minghui.org) This report covers celebrations in Ireland, Indonesia, United Kingdom, and United States surrounding May 13, the anniversary of Falun Dafa’s public introduction and the birthday of its founder, Master Li Hongzhi.

Practitioners demonstrated the Falun Dafa exercises, passed out flyers introducing the self-cultivation practice, and performed traditional Chinese dances and singing. The events were also aimed at raising awareness of the ongoing persecution of Falun Dafa by the communist regime in China.

The United Kingdom

Falun Dafa practitioners of London gathered in Leicester Square, a popular tourist site near London's Chinatown, on May 13 to celebrate World Falun Dafa Day and wished Master Li Hongzhi a happy birthday.

Falun Dafa practitioners of London area celebrate World Falun Dafa Day and send birthday greetings to Master Li Hongzhi in Leicester Square on May 13, 2018.

Many passersby, including Chinese tourists, took fliers. Many Chinese residents and international students also took a stance against the persecution of Falun Gong by withdrawing their memberships in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations.

Signing a petition demanding an end to the persecution of Falun Gong.

Ms. Dee Hemmings, a retired English teacher, signed the petition to help stop the persecution of Falun Gong.

Ms. Maria Melucci, business owner, and her two daughters signed a petition to support Falun Gong practitioners anti-persecution endeavors.

Ms. Maria Melucci is a business owner of south London. After signing a petition to support Falun Gong said, “People have the right to belief and human rights. Every government of the world ought to be informed of the forced organ harvesting crimes in China. The united nations and all governments should stand up and say 'No' [to China's human rights crimes].”


The celebration in Dublin, Ireland, on May 12 featured dancing by young practitioners, a Tang-style drum performance, an exercise demonstration, and a parade downtown.

Practitioners from Ireland wished Master Li Hongzhi a happy birthday.

Parade at downtown Dublin Ireland.

The parade started from Garden of Remembrance and marched through Chinatown on Parnell Street. Many Chinese people came out of stores and restaurants to take photos and videos.

Performances on the square near the General Post Office.

Many people signed a petition calling for an end to the persecution of Falun Gong.


Falun Dafa practitioners organized a series of activities on May 13 in Indonesia, including an exercise demonstration and parade on Batam Island on May 13th, in Jakarta, Surabaya City, Malang City, Sidoarjo, Pasuruan, and Bali.

Waist drum performance at Ocarina beach and resort, Batam

Parade and activities near Gelora Bung Karno square in Jakarta

Falun Gong exercise demonstration in Surabaya city

Promoting Falun Gong in Malang City

Bali, Indonesia

Doing the Falun Dafa exercises at Renon Square, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

Parade in Bali, Indonesia

Signing a petition condemning the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong in Bali

Performance to celebrate World Falun Dafa Day at Kedongan Beach, Bali, Indonesia

North Carolina, the United States of America

Falun Dafa practitioners from many cities in North Carolina gathered in Raleigh to celebrate World Falun Dafa Day on May 13.

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and Mayor of Raleigh Ms. Nancy McFariane proclaimed May 13 as World Falun Dafa Day.

Governor Roy Cooper of North Carolina

Greeting letter from Governor Roy Cooper

Ms. Nancy McFariane, Mayor of Raleigh, North Carolina

Proclamation of World Falun Dafa from Nancy McFariane, Mayor of Raleigh.

World Falun Dafa Day event in Pullen Park in Raleigh to share Falun Dafa with the community

Learning the Falun Gong exercises on World Falun Dafa Day in Pullen Park in Raleigh

Seattle, the United States

Falun Dafa practitioners of Seattle celebrated World Falun Dafa Day at Westlake Park on May 12 with an exercise demonstration and activities to raise awareness of the persecution.

Falun Dafa practitioners of Seattle wished Master Li Hongzhi a happy birthday.

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