Celestial Band Performs in Fisher’s Ghost Parade at the Campbelltown City Festival

Falun Gong practitioners were invited to participate in the Fisher’s Ghost
Parade at the Campbelltown City Festival on the afternoon of November 1, 2008.
More than one hundred different groups participated in this annual parade, which
began at 1:30 p.m., concluded at 3:00 p.m., and attracted more than 20,000 spectators.
The parade procession included several military marching bands; school, community
and business groups; a number of ethnic dancing groups; and a variety of antique
cars. Elected federal, provincial, and city representatives watched the parade
from the main stage, which was set up in downtown.

VIP guests at the main stage applauded as the Falun Gong procession

The Celestial Band

The Celestial Band

Spectators waved at the Falun Gong procession

When the Falun Gong practitioners’ Celestial Band approached the main stage,
there was enthusiastic applause and cheers. Many spectators waved at the procession
and danced to the drumbeats. Through a megaphone, the parade host warmly introduced
the features and history of Falun Gong to the spectators.

Behind the band, practitioners demonstrated the Falun Gong exercises on a decorated
float while several women practitioners danced in colorful Tang attire.

The Falun Gong presentation was well-received. Practitioner Xiangyu Wang said
that she distributed many Falun Gong truth-clarifying brochures and many onlookers
extended their hands to obtain a copy.

Posting date: 12/Nov/2008
Original article date: 11/Nov/2008
Category: Australian News


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