Taiwan Practitioners Celebrate the 19th World Falun Dafa Day
(Minghui.org) May 13 marks the 19th World Falun Dafa Day and the 67th birthday of Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa.
Last weekend, Falun Gong practitioners from four cities in Taiwan celebrated this holiday to express their appreciation to Master Li for sharing Falun Dafa with the world. Having benefited greatly from this self-improvement practice, they held events from the north to the south of the island.
More than 1000 thousand practitioners in Taipei did the exercises together at the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall Plaza.
Practitioners from several cities in the middle of Taiwan assembled at Ri-Yue-Tan, a famous tourist destination, to celebrate World Falun Dafa Day.
The celebration in Hualian was held at Qi-Xing-Tan, a local tourist spot.
The celebration in Kaohsiung was held in Forest Park, followed by a parade through downtown.
Practitioners Express Their Appreciation
At the celebrations, many practitioners told their stories of practicing Falun Gong and how they have benefited from it.
David Morrison, who has lived in Taiwan for years, started practicing Falun Gong in 2000. “Because of Falun Gong I can face difficulties calmly; it has given me peace of mind,” he said. “I hope more people will learn about Falun Gong and join us.”
Hsu Jiating started practicing when he was in the third grade. He had a rare skin disease, and none of the Chinese and Western medicines he tried worked. Falun Gong healed it. “I have become more peaceful, and I learned how to look within for my own faults during conflicts,” he said.
Zheng Yuanyu, a doctor in Kaohsiung, said, “Practicing Falun Gong gives me the ability to face anything calmly. No matter what, I can face it positively. I am glad to have a chance to celebrate Falun Dafa Day. Because of Falun Gong, I am profoundly happy.”
Wu Chicheng started practicing in 2007, when he witnessed the amazing changes in his wife after she took up Falun Dafa. “My short temper disappeared,” he said. “As a CEO, I often yelled at my employees. But now I see the problems from other people's viewpoint. I've never yelled at anybody since I started practicing. I had many minor health problems, and they are gone, too.”
Strong Support from All Walks of Life
Besides celebrating Falun Dafa Day, practitioners also set up display boards, handed out flyers, exposed the 19-year-long persecution of Falun Gong in China, and collected signatures demanding that it end.