On February 13, 2010, Falun Dafa practitioners were invited to the Chinese New Year celebration in Noisy le Grand, a suburb of metro Paris.
There is a high rate of residents from Asia in Noisy le Grand. The local government regards Chinese New Year as an important festival so it has organised the annual celebration for five years. Falun Gong has been invited each time.
|Celestial Maiden dance by Falun Gong practitioners|
Practitioners performed a "Celestial Maidens" dance, handkerchief dance, fan dance and Tibet dance, as well as zither solo "Song of the Lotus". The practitioners also showcased costumes of different dynasties and introduced the historical stories and figures of the time. The audience showed deep interest in the stories. In the end, the practitioners demonstrated the Falun Gong exercises, receiving warm applause and kind remarks from the audience.
At night, there was a fireworks show. The local government officials praised Falun Gong practitioners for their unselfish contribution to the community.
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