Asian Pacific Americans: Local Lives, Global Ties

Photo: Harry Chow Collection
March 9, 2016
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Chinese lion dancers
Photo: Harry Chow Collection

A lion at the 2010 Lunar New Year festivities in Washington’s Chinatown prepares to make its grand entrance. The lion dance is designed to bring good luck and prosperity. Merchants and others watching the dance are encouraged to reward the lion with small monetary contributions as thanks for its New Year’s blessings.