(Minghui.org) Mayor Dean J. Trantalis of Fort Lauderdale, Florida proclaimed May 13 as Falun Dafa Appreciation Day in the city. 

Proclamation from Mayor of Fort Lauderdale

The proclamation reads, “Falun Dafa was introduced to Florida in 1998 and, since then, many Floridians have learned and benefited from the practice. There are now practitioners and practice sites all across the state, offering this easy-to-learn, enjoyable activity free of charge.

“Mr. Li Hongzhi’s teaching has revealed a universal path to physical health and spiritual growth. His teachings help people worldwide to improve their health, purify their minds, uplift their spirits, and deepen their understanding of life, humanity, and the universe.

“The people who practice Falun Dafa come from all walks of life, as it transcends cultural, social, and national boundaries.

“Falun Dafa’s contribution to humanity has been widely recognized and honored in the United States.”

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 teachings—which are based on the principles of “Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance”—and experienced uplifted health and well-being.

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Category: Dafa Day Recognition