(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners in Western Australia gathered at Murray Street Mall in Perth’s city center on May 13, 2023, to hold a celebration for the 24th World Falun Dafa Day, and the birthday of Falun Dafa’s founder, Master Li Hongzhi.

This year marked the 31st anniversary of the day when Falun Dafa was first introduced to the public. Passersby thanked Falun Dafa practitioners for sharing and complimented them for spreading the wonderful message of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in the community. One passerby said, “This event made me feel so peaceful that I am feeling full of hope for this world.”

Falun Dafa practitioners demonstrate the five sets of exercises and the goodness of Dafa.

The waist drum troupe, made up of Falun Dafa practitioners, performed to celebrate World Falun Dafa Day

Falun Dafa practitioners’ lively dragon dance earned applause and praise from many passersby.

People stop to learn the facts from Falun Dafa practitioners

On the day of the event, Falun Dafa practitioners demonstrated the five sets of exercises, introduced Falun Dafa to passersby and shared the goodness of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. The waist drum troupe and dragon dance troupe, made up of Falun Dafa practitioners, livened up the joyous occasion with brilliant performances, earning applause and praise from many passersby. Passersby who heard the joyous music received truth-clarification fliers and small lotus keepsakes while the children received colorful balloons with “Falun Dafa is Good” printed on them. The whole street was filled with a harmonious spirit of celebration.

During the event, some Chinese people learned the facts and quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) organizations that they had once joined. One Chinese lady said that she knows well about what the CCP thieves have done and she also knows that the “Tiananmen Self-immolation” incident was a hoax to defame Falun Dafa. “I am irreconcilable with the CCP,” she said and agreed to quit the CCP’s Young Pioneers using a pen name, and said, “[I’m] drawing a clear line with the CCP from the bottom of my heart.”

Passersby also told Falun Dafa practitioners, “You all did really great! Thank you all of you for doing all these things for the people here.”

Gary Hazelton (first on the left) stood on one side of the Falun Dafa practitioners and felt the feeling of practicing the exercises. He felt that there was a strong energy between his hands.

Gary Hazelton saw the practitioners demonstrate the peaceful, slow and gradual Falun Dafa exercises and could not help but stop in his tracks. He also wanted to experience the feeling of doing the exercises for himself, so he imitated the practitioners’ movements. He said, “I felt that the energy between both of my hands is like two magnets. They are pushing each other in motion and the energy is so strong.”

Georgia said, “I like the Falun Dafa practitioners’ event as it is very peaceful.”

Georgia paused to take in the activities. “I like the Falun Dafa practitioners’ event as it is very peaceful. I am very happy to see that people are putting in the effort to make changes. The world needs this kind of peacefulness,” she said.

Daria Rogers (first from the left) and Danielle (third from the left) took photos with Falun Dafa practitioners who were dressed as fairies.

After they finished watching the Falun Dafa practitioners’ dragon dance and waist drum dance performances, Daria Rogers and Danielle walked up to thank the practitioners who did the performances. They also praised them for their outstanding performances. Danielle said, “I really liked the performances just now! Ten stars performance!”

Ms. Rogers said, “The performance makes people happy. I like the message of Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance that the performance is conveying. This is very important. I really admire all of you spreading such a wonderful message in the community.”

“Thank you for sharing World Falun Dafa Day with us. We really like it. This makes me feel so peaceful that I am feeling full of hope for this world.”

Ms. Rogers also said, “We heard about Falun Dafa before. We have also seen you all holding events in the past. We have already signed the petition. The persecution is really saddening. We are very happy that all of you can cultivate Falun Dafa here and share this kind of wonderful energy with us.”

Amber McKegg-Smith and her fiance, Mr. Mitchell Hunter, wished the Falun Dafa practitioners a wonderful day

Amber McKegg-Smith and her fiance, Mitchell Hunter, passed by the event venue and felt the peaceful and wonderful energy. They learned about the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance of Falun Dafa and were deeply moved by it.

Ms. Smith said, “I will love my family more. I will not be so selfish or angry. I will take more note of my behavior.”

When the couple was leaving, they wished practitioners a wonderful day.