(Minghui.org) May 13, 2021, was the 22nd World Falun Dafa Day and the 29th anniversary of Falun Dafa’s public introduction in 1992. Practitioners in South Korea usually hold a parade to celebrate World Falun Dafa Day and wish Master a Happy Birthday. Due to the CCP virus (coronavirus), the South Korean government limits the number of people attending activities, so practitioners held multiple, smaller events.

Practitioners from Seoul and mid-Korea gathered at Shinsegae to demonstrate the Falun Dafa exercises and distribute truth-clarification flyers. They also wished Master a Happy 70th Birthday.

Practitioners demonstrate the second exercise.

Practitioners from Seoul, Daegu, Busan, Gwangju, Jeju, and Changwon held several group practices and distributed a special edition of Minghui Weekly on May 13, 2021.

Multiple Practice Truth-Clarification Sites In Seoul

Practitioners held activities near Myeong-dong’s Shinsegae department store, Seocho-gu Yangjaecheon, Seoul’s Yeouido Hangang Park, and Yeongdeungpo-gu Darim-dong.

Practitioners demonstrated the exercises and distributed truth-clarification flyers at Shinsegae in Seoul on May 13.

After practicing the exercises, practitioners from Seocho-gu Yangjaecheon wished Master a Happy Birthday!

Shinsegae is a high-end department store located in Seoul’s city center, where many mainstream people shop. The Chinese embassy and the Bank of Korea are also located nearby.

Practitioners set up banners and posters near the Shinsegae department store at around noon and took a group picture to wish Master a happy birthday. They demonstrated the exercises and distributed truth-clarification flyers to tell people about Falun Dafa. Since it was a weekday many people passed the practitioners’ activities and were attracted to the peaceful exercise music.

Mr. Yoon Tae-seong said, “Falun Dafa is beneficial to society and to each individual. I sincerely hope that you won’t lose your courage and will persist.”

Mr. Yoon Tae-seong, works in the architectural industry. After watching practitioners demonstrating the exercises, he said, “I know Falun Dafa cultivates one’s soul and mind, so it is beneficial to society and to each individual. I sincerely hope that you won’t lose courage and will persist.”

Ms. Park Jeongsuk was amazed to see practitioners demonstrating the exercises.

Attracted by their peaceful exercises, Ms. Park Jeongsuk stopped and began recording them. She said, “I took a picture because the atmosphere here is great. I wanted to send this picture to a friend of mine who lives in New York. I’ve heard of Falun Dafa, and I’ve seen them practicing the exercises. I am amazed.”

Ms. Lee Myeong-ae learns the five sets of Falun Dafa exercises.

Ms. Lee Myeong-ae, 74 years old, lives in Banpo-dong. She came to Yangjaecheon for a walk and it was the first time she’s seen practitioners or heard about Falun Dafa. She said she wanted to learn the exercises since the movements looked very peaceful and easy. She has a weak digestive system and is often light-headed. She takes several medications. However, after practicing the first four standing exercises, she felt a change in her body and promised to come back.

Lee Chu-hyeon said that after she began practicing Falun Dafa, she was able to find inner peace. Now her family and workplace are more harmonious.

Lee Chu-hyeon is 44 years old and lives in Sinnae-dong, Seoul. She said that Master pulled her out of total despair and gave her hope. She would like to express her heartfelt gratitude to Master on World Falun Dafa Day.

Ms. Lee said she often lost her temper with her family and friends. After she began practicing she found inner peace and no longer vented her anger. Her family became more harmonious. She was very happy when her father also started cultivation.

Chu-yeon said that the atmosphere in her workplace was very rigid, and coworkers held grudges against each other. When she gifted them the book Zhuan Falun, she felt that the atmosphere in her workplace changed and became amicable. She said she will cultivate diligently in the future and tell more people how wonderful Falun Dafa is.

Passersby chat with practitioners about Falun Dafa.

Busan: Practitioners Celebrate World Falun Dafa

Falun Dafa practitioners in Busan practiced the exercises and held truth-clarification activities to celebrate Master’s 70th birthday and the 29th anniversary of World Falun Dafa at Dongbaekseom in Haeundae.

Practitioners demonstrate the Falun Dafa exercises to celebrate World Falun Dafa Day.

Local residents in Busan listen as practitioners introduce Falun Dafa.

Local residents in Busan say, “Falun Dafa is good.”

Practitioners in Busan demonstrate the five sets of exercises to celebrate World Falun Dafa Day.

Aerial photo of World Falun Dafa Day celebrations.

Practitioners from Busan celebrate World Falun Dafa Day and wish Master happy birthday.

Chairman of South Korea Elderly People Association Sends Greetings to World Falun Dafa Day

Kim Ho-il, the chairman of the Korean Elderly People Association, sent greetings to celebrate World Falun Dafa Day.

Kim Ho-il (middle), chairman of the Korean Elderly People Association, takes a photo with Falun Dafa practitioners.

Mr. Kim said he received a truth-clarification flyer and understood about Falun Dafa ten years ago. He was shocked upon learning about the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) brutal persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners.

Mr. Kim stated that while Falun Dafa is beneficial to one’s health, it also cleanses the spirit. He hopes that Falun Dafa can be practiced widely. About the persecution, he said, “The persecution of good people should never happen.”

Group Practice Sites in South Korea

Practitioners from Gwangju demonstrate the exercises in front of the Munhwa Jeondang (Asia Culture Center).

Practitioners from Daegu demonstrate the exercises by the Sincheon stream.

Residents in Seoul watch Falun Dafa practitioners as they do the exercises in Yeouido Hangang Park. Some of them also started to learn the movements.

Practitioners from Seoul hold activities and celebrate May 13th by the Daerim train station at Yeongdeungpo-gu.

Practitioners in Seoul hold activities to celebrate May 13th and wish Master a Happy Birthday by the Daerim Train Station at Yeongdeungpo-gu.

Practitioners in Ulsan demonstrate the exercises and celebrate World Falun Dafa Day near the Lotte Department Store.

Practitioners demonstrate the exercises at the Yeouido Hangang Park in Seoul.

Practitioners from Changwon practice the exercises.

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 is based on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance as well as five gentle exercises, and experienced improved health and well-being.

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