(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners participated in the 62nd Houston St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Houston, Texas on March 11, 2023. Their colorful float, traditional Chinese costumes and exercise demonstration won high praise from spectators.

Practitioners participated in the 62nd Houston St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Houston, Texas.

Falun Dafa group’s float 

As the Falun Dafa procession passed, some spectators were heard calling out, “Beautiful!” Many people took pictures of the procession and the parade’s coordinators also gave the practitioners thumbs-up.

Shelly, a practitioner who distributed flyers along the parade route, said, “Many people happily took our flyers. Some said that they were looking for information about Falun Dafa. Some wanted to learn the exercises. I told them how to scan the QR code on the flyer to find the local exercise site.”

Mr. Xue, who came to the U.S. from China three years ago, said, “It’s great to see Falun Dafa in an American parade! The message they spread, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, is important for everyone. I hope to see them in more parades.”

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 have learned the five exercises, have experienced improved health and well-being.