(Minghui.org) Saipan, a commonwealth of the United States, held its annual Liberation Day parade on July 4, and Falun Gong practitioners were invited to participate for the 18th consecutive year. Many locals watched the popular parade, which started at 2 p.m. The nearly 1.5 mile long parade lasted about 2 hours.

Falun Gong practitioners participate in the Liberation Day parade in Saipan on July 4, 2019.

A poster introduces Falun Gong.

Spectators warmly applauded and took several photos of the colorful Falun Gong procession.

The Tian Guo Marching Band from Taiwan led the Falun Gong procession. The Tang waist drum team from Saipan followed the band.

Tian Guo Marching Band performed The Star Spangled Banner in front of the parade officials’ platform

The Tian Guo Marching Band performs at an evening market.

The band performed on stage during a busy evening market, as well. The emcee announced, “Falun Dafa is really good!” and invited practitioners to come next year.