Practitioners in Europe Celebrate World Falun Dafa Day
(Minghui.org) Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, was made public in Changchun, Jilin Province, China on May 13, 1992, by its founder Mr. Li Hongzhi. Since then, the practice has spread to over 100 countries.
May 13 was declared as “World Falun Dafa Day” in 2000. On the occasion of the 20th World Falun Dafa Day and also the 68th birthday of Mr. Li, Falun Gong practitioners worldwide celebrate Dafa and express their gratitude to Mr. Li.
Practitioners also continue to raise awareness of the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) persecution of Falun Gong, especially the CCP state-sanctioned organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners and other prisoners of conscience.
This report covers World Falun Dafa Day events in Austria, Italy, Portugal, Germany, and the Netherlands.
Vienna, Austria: Celebrating World Falun Dafa Day in Downtown Vienna
Falun Gong practitioners in Austria held a celebratory event on Stephansplatz in downtown Vienna on May 11, 2019.
Milan, Italy: Celebrating World Falun Dafa Day
Falun Gong practitioners held two days of Dafa Day events in Milan, Italy on the weekend before May 13, 2019.
Lisbon, Portugal: Celebrating World Falun Dafa Day
Falun Gong practitioners celebrated World Falun Dafa Day in Lisbon, Portugal on May 12, 2019.
Munich, Germany: Celebrating World Falun Gong Day
Falun Gong practitioners held a World Falun Dafa Day event on Marienplatz in Munich, Germany on May 12, 2019.
Amsterdam, Netherlands: Celebrating World Falun Dafa Day
Falun Gong practitioners celebrated World Falun Dafa Day on Dam Square in Amsterdam on May 12, 2019.