(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners participated in Christmas parades and performances on December 9 and 10, 2023. One of the events took place in Ellenbrook, a northeastern suburb of Perth, Western Australia, and the other was in Bunbury, the third largest city in Western Australia.

Celebration in Ellenbrook

Practitioners participated in the Christmas celebration in Ellenbrook on December 9. They demonstrated the Falun Dafa exercises and introduced the practice.

Practitioners set up a booth at the Christmas celebration in Ellenbrook on December 9, 2023. They demonstrated the exercises, showed people how to do them and passed out information about Falun Dafa. After learning how to do the exercises, some people said they felt “strong energy.” One lady told practitioners that she’d recommend Falun Dafa to everyone.

Falun Dafa practitioners play the traditional Chinese Waist Drums on stage during the celebration in Ellenbrook.

Practitioners were warmly applauded when they played the traditional Chinese waist drums on stage during the celebration in Ellenbrook.

Practitioners were invited to participate in Ellenbrook’s annual Christmas parade on December 9, 2023.

The annual Christmas parade started in the evening, and the practitioners’ group was well received. All along the parade route spectators applauded and cheered. Some took photos or videotaped practitioners. Many people said that their favorite part of the parade was the practitioners’ dragon dance performance, which many people said was “really great.”

Falun Dafa Has Positive Energy

Shreya (first right) and Taniya (second right) learn the Falun Dafa second exercise in Ellenbrook.

Shreya and Taniya learned the second Falun Dafa exercise at the booth in Ellenbrook. They said that they “felt a strong energy” when they did the exercises.

Shreya said, “This is a very good practice. Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance are a must for life. The energy of Falun Dafa is very peaceful and positive.” Both of them said that “Falun Dafa is good!”

Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance Make the World More Peaceful

Chais (right) and Eric Giras (left) pose in front of the Falun Dafa procession before the parade starts.

Chais and Eric Giras received Falun Dafa pamphlets from a practitioner as they waited at the starting point of the Ellenbrook parade. “Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance can make the world a more peaceful place, and we need these principles to improve our mental and physical health,” Eric said. “It can also help relieve mental stress,” added Chais.

After Eric heard how the Chinese Communist Party persecutes Falun Dafa, he said he hopes that practitioners in China “never give up hope and stay safe.” He added, “No one can stop something so wonderful.”

Falun Dafa Shines at Bunbury’s Christmas Events

The practitioners were invited to participate in the holiday celebration in Bunbury on December 10.

Practitioners explain what Falun Dafa is and demonstrate the exercises.

Practitioners did the dragon dance during the Christmas celebration in Bunbury on December 10.

During the celebration in Bunbury, practitioners explained to people Falun Dafa’s principles and demonstrated the five exercises. They also played the waist drums and did the dragon dance, which the audience applauded.

Practitioners were invited to participate in the annual Christmas parade in Bunbury on December 10.

This year’s Bunbury Christmas Parade featured more than forty local groups and businesses. The practitioners’ procession consisted of the Lotus Celestial Maidens, Waist Drum Team, Flag Team and Dragon Dance. Many people praised their performances and took photos and videos with their mobile phones.

Practitioners take a group photo after the parade in Bunbury on December 10.

After the parade, two women excitedly told practitioners, “Your procession was spectacular!” One said, “You are the best in the parade.” The other lady pointed to the leaflet in her hand and asked where she could learn the exercises.

Recommends Falun Dafa to Everyone

Anjana Agawal (first on right) learns the fourth Falun Dafa exercise as her daughter Tina Agawal (middle) reads the Falun Dafa pamphlet.

Tina Agawal and her mother Anjana stopped and watched as practitioners demonstrated the exercises in front of their booth. Their graceful movements drew Anjana’s attention and she followed the practitioners as they did the fourth exercise. “It made me feel very calm. I like the Falun Dafa exercise,” she said. She also said she plans to learn more about Falun Dafa.

Her daughter Tina said, “I feel very comfortable and relaxed here. I’d recommend Falun Dafa to everyone. I think it would be a very good idea if everyone could take five to ten minutes out of their busy schedule every day to follow the (Falun Dafa) website. Go to their booth or follow their website, experience it for yourself, and you will really feel very calm and relaxed.”

Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance are What Our Community Needs

After Susan Healy read a pamphlet, she was interested in learning the Falun Dafa exercises. She watched the practitioners demonstrate the five exercises in front of the performance stage, and said she enjoyed the waist drum and dragon dance performances and said they were “very beautiful.”

“I will definitely try to learn the exercises,” she said. “Falun Dafa’s principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance are what our community needs in order to grow and stay healthy.”