(Minghui.org) Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, was made public first in Changchun, Jilin Province, China on May 13, 1992, by its founder Mr. Li Hongzhi. The practice has spread to over 100 countries since then.

May 13 was declared as “World Falun Dafa Day” in 2000. On the occasion of the 20th Falun Dafa Day and also the 68th birthday of Mr. Li, elected officials in Washington DC and Maryland sent congratulatory letters to celebrate World Falun Dafa Day and commend the ancient spiritual practice.

Representative from Washington DC Celebrates World Falun Dafa Day

Greeting letter from Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton of the United States House of Representatives

In her letter Congresswoman Holmes Norton stated, “It gives me great pleasure to welcome the Falun Dafa Association of Washington DC and to all who are celebrating the 27th anniversary of the introduction of World Falun Dafa Day.”

Delegate of Maryland State General Assembly Issues Citation

Erek L. Barron, Delegate of Maryland State General Assembly.Official citation from Delegate Erek L. Barron to celebrate World Falun Dafa Day.

Relevant article in Chinese: Delegate of Maryland