(Minghui.org) May 13 is World Falun Dafa Day, and this year is the 30th anniversary of Falun Dafa’s public introduction. Over ten cities and towns on Long Island, New York, proclaimed May 13 as Falun Dafa Day.

Proclamation from Nassau County Executive Bruce A. Blakeman

The proclamation reads, “Falun Dafa is a Chinese spiritual practice; and the practitioners of Faun Dafa, have worked diligently and have contributed to the success and prosperity of all segments of our citizenry and through the years, have demonstrated a selfless commitment to the community that warrants attention and gratitude; and the County of Nassau is proud to extend this commendation to Falun Dafa as they celebrate their 23rd Annual World Falun Dafa Day.”

Proclamation from Nassau County Legislature signed by 19 legislators

The proclamation reads, “Falun Dafa transcends cultural boundaries and contributes to a healthier and more harmonious society; and

“Falun Dafa is an uplifting mind-body practice centered upon the universal principles of “Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance” and empowers individuals to embrace what is virtuous; and

“Millions of people worldwide from all walks of life, have benefited from the teachings and practice of Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, since its introduction in China on May 13, 1992; and

“Falun Dafa practitioners have continued to peacefully protest against the communist Chinese Government’s many human rights abuses and have continued to follow this peaceful practice in spite of government efforts to eradicate it.”

Citation from Nassau County Legislator Joshua A. Lafazan, District 18

Proclamation from Suffolk Country Legislator Steven J Flotteron, District 11

Proclamation from Suffolk Country Legislator Leslie Kennedy, District 12

Certificate of Congratulations from Mayor Pamela D. Panzenbeck of the City of Glen Cove

Proclamation from Supervisor Edward Romaine of Brookhaven

Citation from Supervisor Angie M. Carpenter of Islip

Proclamation from Supervisor Edward R. Wehrheim of the Town of Smithtown

Proclamation from Supervisor Richard H. Schaffer of the Town of Babylon

Proclamation from Supervisor Edmund Smyth and Town Council members of the Town of Huntington

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 exercises have experienced improved health and well-being.