(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners were invited to take part in the Chinese New Year celebrations at Mount Gravatt Street Foods in Brisbane on February 4, 2023.

They demonstrated the five sets of Falun Dafa exercises and entertained people with rich traditional Chinese cultural performances including a dragon dance, waist drum dance, Chinese dance and musical performances. Young practitioners sang the song “Falun Dafa is Good” wearing a variety of Chinese ethnic costumes. Their performances were well received by spectators.

Practitioners demonstrated the Falun Dafa exercises on stage.
Dafa practitioners introduced the traditional mind-body practice at the information booth and informed people of the ongoing persecution in China.

The MC introduced Falun Dafa, then said, “If you hold a banner with the words ‘Falun Dafa is good’ in China, you will be arrested. Practitioners strive to be good people by following the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance. However, since July 20, 1999, they have been brutally suppressed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

“John, who is here meditating now, was brutally tortured by the CCP for practicing Falun Dafa. John graduated from Qinghua University, a well known Chinese university. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison for refusing to give up his belief. He was beaten, tortured and forced to do labor. He worked in the fields and made Christmas decorations that were exported overseas. When you see him sitting here so quietly meditating, you cannot imagine the pain he suffered during the persecution.”

Practitioners entertained the New Year eventgoers with a rich program consisting of traditional Chinese cultural performances.