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Lunar New Year Parade in Flushing Draws Crowds and Celebrations

(Photo from: NYC Tourism)

On February 10, 2024, the Flushing, Queens, Lunar New Year Parade drew throngs of diverse groups. Among the colorful floats and lively performances, Falun Gong practitioners symbolized persistence and optimism in adversity.

 Lunar New Year Parade in Flushing Draws Crowds and Celebrations (Photo from: NYC Tourism)

Falun Gong’s Inspiring Presence

Flushing’s Lunar New Year Parade emphasized New York City‘s international culture and traditions. The parade’s dragon and lion dances and marching bands showed the multicultural extravaganza’s harmony and inclusivity.

The Falun Gong practitioners stood out among the parade participants, embodying the spirit of resilience and perseverance. Despite facing persecution in their homeland, these individuals proudly marched, spreading awareness about their spiritual practice and advocating for human rights—a testament to the enduring power of faith and conviction.

For many spectators, witnessing Falun Gong‘s participation in the Lunar New Year Parade served as a poignant reminder of the freedoms cherished in the United States. In contrast to the stifling repression experienced in China, the parade symbolized hope and freedom of expression, resonating profoundly with both Chinese immigrants and locals alike.

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New York City’s Vibrant Celebrations

The presence of New York officials, including Governor Kathy Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams, underscored the significance of the Lunar New Year Parade as a cherished cultural tradition. The proclamation declaring the Lunar New Year an official school holiday reflects the city’s commitment to embracing diversity and honoring cultural heritage.

Led by the New York City Police Department, the parade epitomized the city’s vibrant community spirit and festive revelry. From colorful floats to mesmerizing performances, the parade offered a kaleidoscopic display of traditions, uniting people from all walks of life to celebrate the auspicious Year of the Dragon.

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