Local Events

  • Germany: Falun Gong Practitioners Celebrate World Falun Dafa Day

    To celebrate the ninth “World Falun Dafa Day” and the sixteenth anniversary of Falun Gong’s spread around the world, Falun Gong practitioners in Germany held celebrations in various places. Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, was made public by Mr Li Hongzhi in 1992. Sixteen years later, Falun Gong is practised by people in over eighty countries and regions around the world.
  • Turkey: Turkish Falun Gong Practitioners Celebrate World Falun Dafa Day

    On May 10th and 11th, Turkish Falun Gong practitioners from different cities gathered to celebrate the ninth "World Falun Gong Day", which is also the 16th anniversary of Falun Gong's introduction to the world. Some practitioners sat together to fold paper lotus flowers, which attracted many visitors to stop and watch.
  • Greece: Falun Dafa Day in Athens

    Falun Gong practitioners in Athens celebrated World Falun Gong Day on Sunday May 11th to commemorate Falun Gong's introduction to the world. Practitioners demonstrated the exercises near the archaeological site of the Acropolis. As many passersby were taking their Sunday stroll and visiting the archaeological museum and sites and the spring book fair, many stopped to admire and inquire what Falun Gong is.
  • Austria: Celebrating World Falun Dafa Day in Vienna and Salzburg

    May is the busy tourist season in Austria. During celebrations for World Falun Dafa Day, practitioners raised awareness about the 9-year persecution of Falun Gong, to local residents and tourists from all over the world. After learning the facts, many signed a petition to condemn the persecution. Some people also expressed an interest in learning the Falun Gong exercises.
  • Spain: Practitioners Introduce Falun Gong to Children in a School in Zaragoza

    Falun Gong is now increasingly well-known. In the Spanish city Zaragoza, the principal of a public school La Estrella was pleased to agree that Falun Gong would be introduced during the school's Culture Week program. After the activities, the children waved, saying, "Bye bye! Please come again soon!"
  • United Kingdom: World Falun Dafa Day Celebrations in London

    Practitioners dressed in golden yellow Tang Dynasty costume performed flowing exercises as dozens of onlookers gathered to watch the Falun Dafa Day activities on Saturday May 10th on the North Terrace, Trafalgar Square, London. A rainbow of coloured balloons arched over a royal blue banner which read: “Celebrating the 16th anniversary of Falun Dafa”.
  • Denmark: April 25th, a Date Impossible to Forget

    On April 25th nine years ago, an event occurred in Beijing that amazed the world. Over ten thousand Falun Gong practitioners, according to the rights bestowed by the Chinese Constitution charter, gathered outside the State Council Appeals Office located near Zhongnanhai, the central government compound. Ms. Chen was there and experienced the entire process. Although nearly nine years have passed, it still remains fresh in her memory.
  • Norway: Rally to Commemorate the April 25th Appeal and Raise Awareness about the Persecution of Falun Gong

    On April 25th, 2008, it happened to be a sunny day with a clear sky in Bodo, a city in Northern Norway in the Arctic Circle. Local Falun Gong practitioners got together to practise the Falun Gong exercises and display photos depicting Falun Gong's spread around the world and the cruel persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China. The activities commemorated the incident nine years ago when over 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners peacefully appealed at the Appeal Office of the State Council in Beijing.
  • Sweden: Falun Gong Practitioners and Amnesty International Members Expose the Evil Acts of the CCP

    On the afternoon of April 30th, 2008, Falun Gong practitioners from Rebro, along with some Amnesty International members, set up a display together in the middle of the downtown area of Stortorget, in order to raise awareness about the crimes of persecution of Chinese people by the evil CCP. Amnesty were collecting signatures to appeal for the rescue of Falun Gong practitioner Bu Dong Wei.
  • United Kingdom: Falun Gong Practitioners Commemorate April 25th

    On April 26th, 2008, U.K. Falun Gong practitioners held a rally and parade in London to commemorate the peaceful appeal at the State Appeal Office in Beijing on April 25th, 1999, and urged the international community to help put an end to the nine year long persecution against Falun Gong. The activities lasted for five hours and attracted much attention.
  • The Netherlands: Reaching People in the Southern Province of Limburg

    The two towns of Heerlen and Hoensbroek in The Netherlands granted Falun Gong practitioners participation in two important events. The activities were to expose the atrocities and crimes by the Chinese Communist Party against Falun Gong practitioners in China and most recently the pre-Olympic mass arrest of practitioners.
  • France: French Practitioners Commemorate April 25th

    On the night of April 25th, 2008, Falun Gong practitioners in France gathered on the Parvis de la Liberté et des droits de l’homme opposite the Eiffel Tower in Paris to commemorate the ninth anniversary of the historic event on April 25th in 1999 when over ten thousand Falun Gong practitioners peacefully appealed in Beijing.
  • Denmark: Danish Falun Gong Practitioners Commemorate April 25th

    On the afternoon of April 25th, 2008, Danish Falun Gong practitioners arrived at the Chinese Embassy to mark nine years since the peaceful appeal by over ten thousand Falun Gong practitioners in Beijing. More than 3000 Falun Gong practitioners have been persecuted to death and the CCP is now using the Olympic Games to increase the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners.
  • Germany: Commemorating April 25th in Düsseldorf

    April 25th 1999 is an unforgettable and significant date for Falun Gong practitioners. Nine years ago, over 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners went to Zhongnanhai to conduct a peaceful appeal to ask the government to release a group of illegally arrested Falun Gong practitioners in Tianjin city. From that day on, practitioners began peacefully protesting to obtain justice for their belief.
  • Belgium: To Commemorate April 25th, Falun Gong Practitioners Appeal at the Chinese Embassy

    On April 25th, Belgian Falun Gong practitioners organised activities at the Chinese Embassy to commemorate the day nine years ago when more than 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners peacefully petitioned the Chinese government (CCP) in Beijing. They also protested against the CCP increasing arrests of Falun Gong practitioners in the name of the Olympic Games.