Lucky charm

dragon

Casey Tsou (right) gets up close and personal with a dragon while in the arms of her father Walter C’74,M’78 at the University of Pennsylvania Museum’s annual Chinese New Year celebration Jan. 31. The dragon was part of the traditional Lion Dance that ends the event; inclement weather forced the dance into the Museum’s Harrison Auditorium. Legend has it that rubbing the dragon’s nose brings good luck.

Photo by Daniel R. Burke

Originally published on February 12, 2004