|In conjunction with the Dragon Boat (Duanwu) Festival, which falls annually on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month, many citizens in Xuchang, in central China's Henan Province, purchase a sachet of herbal medicine from supermarkets on May 25. [Geng Guoqing]|
|It is a traditional custom for people in Xuchang to wear a sachet of herbal medicine to pray for health. Usually, the sachet is made of colorful silk cloth, and the small bag is filled with cinnabar, realgar and other strongly aromatic ingredients used in traditional Chinese medicine. It is understood that when children wear the sachet it is to pray for the intelligence, peace and health. [Geng Guoqing]|
(Provided by Geng Guoqing / Translated by womenofchina.cn)
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