Local Events

  • Greece: Distributing Paper Lotus Flowers and Singing on the Beach in Athens

    On our last day in Athens, I went to the beach with a few practitioners who are part of the European choir. It was an Autumn evening with a brisk breeze and blue sky. A lot of tourists were on the beach. We hired a parasol and hung a Falun Dafa banner beneath it and then did some meditation, distributed leaflets and a few of us went swimming. When I encountered two Chinese tourists near the parasol, I immediately walked towards them and offered them a leaflet.
  • Germany: Oriental Art Performance During the Dresden City Festival

    According to a report in the Epoch Times, on August 23rd Falun Gong practitioners were invited to perform Falun Gong exercises and self-choreographed oriental dances at the 2004 Dresden City Festival in Germany. The festival ran from August the 20th to August the 22nd.
  • Greece: Falun Gong Practitioners Host a Musical Evening Entitled "Lotus Inspiration" in Athens

    On the 16th of August, a musical evening entitled "Lotus Inspiration" was held in Athens' Greek Dance Theatre and hosted by The Acropolis Environmental Ecological Cultural and Development Society. All of the songs, dances and instrumental recitals were performed by Falun Gong practitioners as an introduction to Falun Gong and the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008.
  • Greece: Traditional Chinese Performances and Falun Gong Exercise Demonstration Attract Large Crowds in Athens

    As soon as a group exercise demonstration began, hundreds of people gathered round to witness the beautiful sight. Cameras were flashing and people were videoing the scene. Falun Dafa has not been practised in Greece for that long, but after these successful evenings in Athens there will be many more people learning the exercises.
  • Germany: Some Experiences While Letting People Know about Falun Gong Outside Cologne Cathedral

    The Cathedral in Cologne is one of the area's premier tourist attractions. Many tourist groups gather there every day, among which there are a lot of Chinese people. In our efforts to let them know about the persecution against Falun Gong, we have learned how to do better and work together well. Here are a couple of short stories about or appeal at the cathedral.
  • Greece: Falun Gong Attracts Media Attention in Athens

    Dafa practitioners have been holding continuous, large-scale activities to introduce Falun Dafa and the persecution in Athens over the last week, attracting the attention of media from all over the world that are in Athens to report on the Olympic Games.
  • Greece: Photo Report - Displaying Truthfulness, Compassion Tolerance in the City of Athens

    During the Olympic Games, many people visiting Greece have had the chance to learn about Falun Gong and the persecution that people who practise Falun Gong in China are suffering. At the heart of Athens, in Syntagma Square practitioners, held group exercises and performances such as waist drumming and traditional Chinese dancing.
  • Scotland: Introducing Falun Dafa at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

    On Sunday the 15th of August, Edinburgh's Fringe Festival Sunday dawned bright and sunny. As well as being able to see the five sets of Falun Gong exercises demonstrated throughout the day, passersby were treated to the elegance of traditional a Chinese Parasol Dance and Fan Dance. Over 700 petition signatures were gathered calling for Jiang to be brought to justice for his terrible crimes.
  • Russia: Promoting Falun Gong at an International Aviation Expo

    On the 15th of August, Russian Falun Dafa practitioners went to introduce Falun Dafa in Zhukovski, which was holding the Annual International Aviation and Spaceflight Science and Technology Expo. Russian practitioners tirelessly distributed newspapers and leaflets to the huge crowds during breaks between the performances. Materials exposing the persecution against Falun Gong were also sent to every factory and science research unit's exhibition sites.
  • Greece: Promoting Falun Gong During the Olympic Games in Athens (2)

    Practitioners from Europe, Australia, Taiwan and the USA have held activities in Athens during the Olympic Games to let people know about Falun Dafa and the persecution. These include a literature and art performance with traditional Chinese characteristics in the bustling Constitution Square, as well as practising the exercises together there.
  • Sweden: People Attending the Gothenburg Festival Learn About Falun Gong

    The annual Gothenburg Festival came to an end on August 14th after eight days of colourful activities and celebrations. Dafa disciples were present everyday of the Festival, telling people what Falun Gong is and exposing the persecution of Falun Gong taking place in China. Many people stopped to talk and sign the petition condemning the persecution.
  • Northern Ireland: Introducing Falun Dafa in Belfast

    Belfast in Northern Ireland on Saturday the 14th was a wonderful place to be as it was blessed with sunshine. Irish Dafa practitioners went there to promote Falun Gong and let people know about the five-year campaign of persecution being waged against practitioners in China. We handed out about a thousand leaflets and most people readily accepted them. We talked to many people and felt we were well received.
  • Greece: Telling People About Falun Gong During the Olympic Games in Athens

    The Falun Gong practitioners who went to Greece practised the exercises and sent forth righteous thoughts in the main square every morning. In the afternoon they studied the Fa and shared experiences together. The rest of the time they broke up into groups, travelling all over Athens to distribute information about Falun Gong. An old man who received a flyer said immediately, “I know Falun Gong. I saw your parade yesterday. You are all good people and I like you!”
  • Germany: Darmstadt Citizens are Shocked by the Cruelty of the Persecution of Falun Gong

    Falun Gong practitioners in Darmstadt and nearby cities went to the city centre on Sunday the 14th of August. They put some big display boards with pictures of the brutal persecution near the station where a lot of people pass through. They told Darmstadt citizens about the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China and collected signatures.
  • Greece: Promoting Falun Gong During the Olympic Games in Athens (1)

    Located in front of the Greek Parliament in the centre of Athens, Constitution Square is one of busiest places in the city. Practitioners have been coming here everyday to distribute leaflets and let people know about Falun Gong. People came to ask for details of local exercise classes without hesitation and one lady even learned the exercises on the spot.