(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners participated in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade held in South Amboy, New Jersey on March 20, 2022. The Falun Dafa procession included a group demonstrating the exercises, a group of waist drummers, and a group of lotus dancers, bringing the beauty and wonder of Falun Dafa to local residents.
The South Amboy St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one the the biggest events in New Jersey. After a two year hiatus due to the pandemic local residents eagerly looked forward to the return of the annual event. Over 70 organizations participated in the parade. Spectators on both sides of the streets cheered and applauded when Falun Dafa practitioners passed by.
Ms. Zaira Cardenas, the director of Atlantic Beverage Company, praised the group and said, “I admire Falun Dafa. Their group is spectacular and I really like them!” She continued, “I like their music and their well-rehearsed performances. They have brought different cultural values to the parade. They are amazing! I really like them!”
Ms. Li, the coordinator for the New York Falun Dafa waist-drum band said, “This is the second time we’ve participated in this St. Patrick’s Day parade. Because we practice Falun Dafa we have healthy minds and bodies. We want to bring the wonders of Falun Dafa here because everyone will benefit from it.”
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 who have embraced the teachings, which are based on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance, and learned the five gentle exercises, have experienced uplifted health and well-being.
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