(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners participated in Montpelier’s Independence Day Parade held on July 3, 2022. It is the largest Independence Day parade in Vermont. Their exercise demonstrations, waist drum performances, and beautiful lotus flower team were met with waves of warm applause.

Practitioners participated in Vermont’s largest Independence Day Parade, which was held in Montpelier.

Practitioners demonstrate the exercises during the parade.

Spectators enjoy the Falun Dafa group.

A couple told the practitioners, “Your exercises look beautiful! We would like to learn more about Falun Dafa.”

Tony asked practitioners for more details about the exercises and Falun Dafa’s principles. He said it was the first time he heard about the ancient Chinese cultivation practice. He said he appreciated practitioners for bringing the information to Montpelier.

“I support Falun Dafa,” a young man named Joshua said. He said that he previously heard about the persecution by the Chinese Communist Party.

Another local resident Jensen thanked practitioners, “Your spirit has brought us hope in the pandemic!”

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.