(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners from the New England area gathered on the Boston Common on May 9, 2021, to celebrate the 22nd World Falun Dafa Day and the founder of Falun Dafa Master Li Hongzhi’s 70th Birthday.

Falun Dafa practitioners from Boston celebrating Master’s birthday

The Governor of Vermont, Massachusetts State Senators and Representatives, and the Mayors of Cambridge, Worcester, and Quincy issued official citations and proclamations honoring the 29th anniversary of Falun Dafa’s introduction in 1992 and the 22nd World Falun Dafa Day. They noted how the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance transcend cultural and racial boundaries while bringing hope to society.

Practitioners demonstrating the Falun Dafa exercises on the Boston Common

Waist drum performance to celebrate Master’s birthday

Talking to people about Falun Dafa

Passersby looking at the truth-clarification poster boards.

Practitioners demonstrated the exercises, played the waist drums, sang, and raised awareness of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution of Falun Dafa.

Introducing Falun Dafa

Michael Zeng, a practitioner, told passersby that Falun Dafa was first introduced to the public in 1992 in China. The principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance improved people’s moral standards, benefited the health of many, and attracted hundreds of millions of adherents in just a few years. The former leader of the CCP launched a nationwide persecution against the practice out of jealousy. Rather than being wiped out by the Party, 22 years later Falun Gong has taken root throughout the world.

Lin from Rhode Island is a new practitioner originally from Vietnam. Not only is she now healthy in body and mind, she is able to treat everyone compassionately since she started to cultivate. Her son began practicing Falun Dafa after seeing the changes in his mother. She is grateful to Master and hopes that her friends and family members can understand the truth about Falun Dafa.

Mr. Zhang is a well-known volunteer in Boston’s Chinatown, where he waters the flowers and plants every week. He has been silently serving the community for 15 years. Mr. Zhang expressed his gratitude for Master Li Hongzhi’s guidance to cultivate his character and not seek fame and fortune and to help him to understand the true meaning of life.

Under the positive guidance of the Boston Minghui School, parents use music as a way to interact with their children and celebrate Dafa Day and Master’s birthday together to express their gratitude to Master.

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Category: Dafa Day Celebrations