(Minghui.org) May 13, 2021, was the 22nd anniversary of World Falun Dafa Day and the 29th anniversary of Falun Dafa's introduction to the public. Zhuan Falun the main book of Falun Dafa, has been translated into more than 40 languages. Falun Dafa is now practiced in more than 100 countries and regions around the world, and more than 100 million people have benefited physically and mentally from the practice.

Every year elected officials and dignitaries around the world send congratulatory letters or proclamations to celebrate Falun Dafa Day and to honor Falun Dafa’s contribution to society. This year, more than 20 politicians from the Canadian province of British Columbia issued congratulatory letters. They praised Falun Dafa for its contributions to society and said that, in this difficult period of the epidemic, Falun Dafa’s values of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and moral concepts are of vital importance to the entire society.

This year, in addition to issuing congratulatory letters and proclamations, more than ten cities and towns in Canada, including two cities in the Vancouver area, held a flag-raising ceremony and a light-up celebration to celebrate May 13 World Falun Dafa Day.

Flags with the words, “World Falun Dafa Day” in Chinese and English were raised for the first time at the New Westminster City Hall and Nanaimo City Hall on the early morning of May 12 and 13, 2012.

It was a beautiful spring morning as flags with the words, “Falun Dafa Day” in Chinese and English were raised at the New Westminster City Hall in British Columbia and Nanaimo City Hall in Vancouver Island on the early mornings of May 12 and 13, 2021.

In addition, the Falun Dafa Society of Vancouver has received congratulatory letters from MP Kenny Chiu, MP Nelly Shin, and New Westminster Mayor Jonathan Cote.

MP Kenny Chiu: ...your message of truth, compassion, and tolerance is inspiring to people of all backgrounds.

Congratulatory letter from Kenny Chiu, Member of Parliament for Steveston-Richmond East, British Columbia

Kenny Chiu, Member of Parliament for Steveston-Richmond East, British Columbia, wrote in his congratulatory letter,

“I wish to extend my warmest greetings to the Falun Dafa Association Canada in their celebration of Falun Dafa Day on Thursday, May 13, 2021.

“Guided by the principles of truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance, Falun Dafa is an ancient practice that transcends barriers and embraces people from all walks of life. In promoting peace and harmony, the teachings of Falun Dafa help people around the world improve their spiritual and physical wellbeing.

“In Canada, we are privileged to embrace the values of openness, diversity, and freedom of belief. In this spirit, your message of truth, compassion, and tolerance is inspiring to people of all backgrounds. It resonates with Canadians where these principles are central to our democratic society.

Your efforts continue to serve as motivation to all of us that there should always be time made to promote good will and humanitarian acts of kindness.”

MP Nelly Shin: Thank you for your commitment to promoting harmony and goodwill...

Congratulatory letter from Nelly Shin, Member of Parliament for the Tri-Cities of Metro Vancouver (Port Moody-Port Coquitlam, Anmore and Belcarra)

MP Nelly Shin of the Tri-Cities of Metro Vancouver (Port Moody-Port Coquitlam, Anmore and Belcarra) wrote in her congratulatory letter to Falun Dafa Day 2021,

“To all who are celebrating the 29th year of Falun Dafa, I wish you a joyful anniversary on your journey to seek Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance. Thank you for your commitment to promoting harmony and goodwill, especially during these challenging times of isolation, loss, and uncertainty.

“Canada is a democratic nation that values freedom, peace, and justice. I, along with my Conservative colleagues, will continue standing against tyranny and violent oppression against human rights.

“Please be safe, healthy, and blessed in your pursuit of spiritual fulfillment.

“Happy Falun Dafa Day!”

New Westminster, British Columbia Announces Falun Dafa Day

New Westminster Mayor Jonathan Cote proclaimed May 13, 2021, as Falun Dafa Day.

The proclamation from New Westminster is as follows,

FALUN DAFA DAYMay 13, 2021

WHEREASFalun Dafa practitioners in Canada celebrates the 29th anniversary of the introduction of one of the world’s most popular meditation and cultivation practices on May 13th, 2021; and

WHEREASFalun Dafa is peaceful self-improvement practice rooted in traditional Chinese culture that consists of fine gentle exercises including meditation and teachings centers the values of Truth, Compassion, Tolerance: and

WHEREASMaster Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa has helped millions around the world improve their health and moral standards as well as their understanding of life, humanity and the universe through the practice of Falun Dafa: and

WHEREASduring the current difficult times of Covid-19 pandemic, we are reminded how important these values and principles can be to us all.

NOWTHEREFORE1, Jonathan Coté, Mayor of the City of New Westminster do hereby proclaim May 13, 2021 as

FALUN DAFA DAYIn the City of New Westminster, Province of British Columbia.

Jonathan CotéMAYOR

Background: What Is Falun Dafa?

Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) was first introduced to the public by Mr. Li Hongzhi in Changchun, China, in 1992. The spiritual discipline is now practiced in over 100 countries and regions worldwide. Millions of people have embraced the practice, which based on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance and five gentle exercises, and experienced improved health and wellbeing.

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Category: Dafa Day Recognition