PureInsight | November 24, 2014
[PureInsight.org] Mid-September, 2014, more than a few thousand Falun Gong practitioners from all across the globe went to Canberra, Australia’s capital city, to attend the annual Australia Falun Gong experience sharing conference held there. Australia’s spring season had just started. Every year around this time, the famous Floriade Festival would be held in Canberra to celebrate the coming spring season. Falun Gong practitioners took advantage of the Floriade Festival and helped promote Falun Gong to the tourists, some from mainland China. Many Chinese tourists used the opportunity to quit their CCP membership after the festival parade.
Every year around September and October, the spring season will begin across the southern hemisphere. More than 400,000 tourists from Australia-wide and across the world would flock to Canberra to enjoy the millions of flower blossoms on display as part of the Floriade Festival. Each year, many Falun Gong practitioners would also gather in Canberra to help promote Falun Gong showing the beauty of Falun Gong to the public. Falun Gong practitioners would practice the five sets of exercises, perform waist drum dances and a large marching band would play its music to all the tourists. Many people have come to enjoy this unique Falun Gong performance at Floriade festival as well.
On September 27, 2014, Falun Gong practitioners started their performance once again in this year’s Floriade parade. It was a sunny day, the sky was so blue, and not a cloud was visible. At various entrances to the Floriade parade, Falun Gong practitioners performed waist drum dances and the marching band played music. The cheerful dances and powerful marching band music moved all the tourists walking nearby. Many drivers and local people were also excited by the Falun Gong performances. People stopped to take pictures or videos; drivers honked car horns to show appreciation and support.
One Western visitor named Frank was very surprised by Falun Gong’s performance. He said it was the first time he had seen such a beautiful and powerful performance. Frank kept taking pictures with his professional camera. Whenever a piece of music was complete, Frank would immediately stand up and cheer for the Falun Gong performers. Frank exclaimed, “Wonderful performance, I see all kinds of musical instruments, the performers have a very skilled mastery of their instruments. I am so glad to hear Waltzing Matilda in the performance.” (Note: Waltzing Matilda is the most popular folk song in Australia.)
Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Zhang was a member of the marching band. Mr. Zhang said that the marching band and the waist drum performance group entered the Floriade parade where major highways intersected. There were many people and vehicles at those places. Every year, Falun Gong would come out to perform for the local people gathered there. Falun Gong was like an old friend coming back to perform for them every year at this time.
This year’s Floriade Festival also saw many Chinese tourists. Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Liu said she had been busy telling those Chinese tourists about the persecution of Falun Gong in China. She also had helped 81 Chinese tourists quit their CCP membership. Ms. Liu also mentioned that many other fellow Falun Gong practitioners had done similar things as well. They had helped many predestined Chinese people to quit their CCP membership. Those fortunate Chinese people had thus learned the truth and kept from harm’s way as a result.
Translated from: http://news.zhengjian.org/node/23353