Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Korea: Introducing Falun Gong at the Plum Blossom Festival (Photos)

April 30, 2013
(Minghui.org) On April 21, Falun Gong practitioners from Seoul, Korea, participated in the opening ceremony of the Plum Blossom Festival in Bucheon, a tourist town near Seoul. The Falun Gong Divine Land Marching Band’s performance and exercise demonstration were warmly welcomed by the audience.
The Divine Land Marching Band performs at the ceremony
Exercise demonstration
Dr. Wu Shilie, the spokesman from Falun Dafa Association in Korea, introduces Falun Gong to the audience
Festival attendees learn the exercises
The Divine Land Marching Band is warmly welcomed by spectators
Many people take Falun Gong flyers
The Plum Blossom Festival in Bucheon is one of the largest cultural events in the greater Seoul area, which attracts millions of people every year. Seven million people attended the festival last year. This is the third time that Falun Gong practitioners participated in this event.
The Divine Land Marching Band, consisting of Falun Gong practitioners, performed on the stage, and practitioners then demonstrated the exercises. A local radio station interviewed the spokesman of the Falun Dafa Association in Korea.
A local TV station covering the event interviewed Mr. Xu, the Falun Gong contact person at the event. Mr. Xu said that after the TV broadcast, several people called him, asking for more information about Falun Gong and how to learn the practice.
In addition to the stage presentation, the Divine Land Marching Band held a parade around the event venue. Many tourists, including foreigners from Japan, China, and other Asian countries, watched the parade, and took Falun Gong flyers.