Falun Gong practitioners in New Zealand have performed in 20 Christmas parades this month. Thousands in Hamilton, Christchurch, Wellington, and 14 other cities have now seen their display of the cultivation practice and traditional Chinese culture.
The Tian Guo Marching Band, waist drum team, and float decorated with lotus flowers and Chinese characters for “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” were warmly welcomed by spectators.
After the parades, many people asked practitioners for more information about Falun Gong and gave their support for practitioners’ efforts to end the persecution in China. Some expressed interest in joining local exercise groups.