(Minghui.org) Vietnamese New Year coincides with Chinese New Year, which occurred on February 10, 2024. Practitioners were invited to participate in the annual street fair celebrations held from February 16-18 in San Jose, California.

Yung Tran said that practitioners have been invited to participate in the festivities for years. Many people have now heard about Falun Dafa and the ongoing suppression in China. The host is very supportive and gave them a busy location near the entrance.

During the three-day celebration, some practitioners demonstrated the exercises and others distributed information about Falun Dafa or talked with attendees. They told people about how they benefited from practicing Falun Dafa and how practitioners are persecuted in China for their belief.

Practitioners wish their founder, Master Li Hongzhi, happy New Year.


Practitioners introduce Falun Dafa through exercise demonstrations and by distributing flyers.

People talked with practitioners and were interested in Falun Dafa.


Nurse: Energy and Happiness

Binh-An is a nurse, and her stressful work environment was exhausting her. When her husband Jason started to practice Falun Dafa four years ago, he suggested that she try it, too. Noticing that the practice made her husband a better person who cares about the family, Binh-An began practicing.

After practicing for two weeks, Binh-An said she felt happier, more energetic, and could think clearly. It was easier to do her work and household chores. “I do the exercises as soon as I wake up every day, and my entire day goes smoothly,” she said. Her coworkers were impressed by her positive changes, so Binh-An told them about Dafa and the book Zhuan Falun.

Jason is a software engineer and said that practicing Falun Dafa has helped him become a better person, which benefits him and those around him. He often recommends Falun Dafa to others.

Binh-An and her husband Jason.


Questions About Life Answered

Mya said that her sister-in-law told her about Falun Dafa four years ago. Mya read Zhuan Falun, the main teachings of Falun Dafa, and was immediately drawn to it. She used to have many questions such as, “Why did we come to this world? How was this world formed? How does the universe function?” Falun Dafa answered all of her questions.

Before she began practicing, Mya thought she was a good person. “But after I followed Falun Dafa’s principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to guide my daily life, I had a better understanding of how to do better, improve myself and how to treat others with compassion,” she said.

In the past, she thought donating money meant one was a good person. Now she understands that one must pay attention to virtue and be considerate. “When I encounter conflicts, instead of blaming others, I should first look within and see where I can improve,” she said. “We must cherish virtue and remain compassionate. What is true kindness? I never thought about this until I practiced Falun Dafa.”

Her daughters, one is 13 and the other is 9, also practice Falun Dafa with their mother. They used to be sick frequently. After they began practicing, their health improved dramatically.

The older daughter Caylee said that students say dirty words in school and there are also bullying incidents. She used to think this behavior was normal. She now realises that this behavior is bad.

Because they benefited so much from practicing Falun Dafa, Mya and her daughters often attend various activities and introduce the practice to others, so that more people can benefit.

Mya and her two daughters.