(Minghui.org) Located in the Caribbean Sea, the French overseas island of Martinique covers an area of 1,128 square kilometers. It’s beautiful beaches and charming scenery make it a popular tourist destination.

In September 2022, Falun Dafa practitioners on the island of Martinique participated in the Association Forum in Ducos, which was organised by the municipal government’s cultural department.

The event aims to enrich people’s lives and respond to public needs through culture, art, sports, civic awareness, and emergency care. More than 40 associations and groups participated in this event, including the Falun Dafa Association.

Practitioners’ booth and display boards
Learning about Falun Dafa

Many people were attracted to the practitioners’ booth. During the event, practitioners demonstrated the five exercises and set up display boards with information about Falun Dafa. People were interested in learning more about Falun Dafa, stopped to talk with practitioners and got the address of local practice sites.

There are two Falun Dafa practice sites in Martinique: Des raisiniers beach in Trinité, at 9:30 every Saturday; and the beach at Corps de garde in Sainte-Lucie, at 9:30 on Sunday.

The day of the event, the local newspaper France Antilles Martinique interviewed practitioners and published a report about their booth.

Practitioners meditate at the Des raisiniers beach practice site
The France Antilles Martinique published a report about the day’s event, including Falun Dafa.


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.