Posts Tagged ‘sydney’

Sydney: Falun Gong at the Granny Smith Festival

Falun Gong practitioners participated in the Granny Smith Festival, October 18-19, 2019. The popular event is the largest celebration in Sydney’s Eastwood District and attracted more than 80,000 people. During the weekend events, practitioners participated in the parade, and demonstrated the exercises. The popular Tian Guo Marching Band, Waist Drum Troupe, and beautifully decorated float…

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People Condemn the Persecution During Popular Event in Sydney

Falun Dafa practitioners talked to passersby during the Night Noodle Markets held in Sydney’s Hyde Park on October 16-18, 2019. They told them about the spiritual practice and how it is being persecuted in China. The Night Noodle Market is an eagerly anticipated annual event that transforms Hyde Park into a busy Asian street food…

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Sydney: Mid-Autumn Festival Greetings to Master Li from the Vietnamese Community

The Vietnamese community of Sydney held their largest event of the year, the Mid-Autumn Festival (also called the Moon Festival), on Cabramatta’s Freedom Plaza on September 8. Falun Dafa, also called Falun Gong, practitioners were invited to participate in the event, allowing them to introduce the spiritual practice to some 90,000 festival visitors. Many people…

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Sydney: Falun Gong Practitioners Welcomed in Street Fair Parade

The Tian Guo Marching Band, which is comprised of Falun Gong practitioners, participated in the annual Street Fair parade in Chatswood on Saturday, September 7, 2019. Street Fair is an important part of the Sydney suburb’s annual Emerge Festival. This year marks the 22nd Emerge Festival, which is hosted each year by the Willoughby City…

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Sydney’s City to Surf Runners and Supporters Learn About Falun Gong

The City to Surf marathon in Sydney, Australia is one of the largest running events in the world by participation. It attracts around 80,000 competitive and fun runners each year who race 8.7 miles (14 km) from Sydney’s Central Business District out to Bondi Beach. This year the marathon was held on August 10, 2019.…

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Peaceful Protests and Candlelight Vigils Mark 20th Anniversary of the April 25 Appeal in Beijing

On April 25, 1999, a peaceful appeal in Beijing surprised the Chinese leadership and the international community when 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners gathered near the State Council Appeals Office to request the release of fellow practitioners who had been illegally arrested for their belief. The gathering was peaceful and without incident, and the Tianjin practitioners were…

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