Yang Hailing, the inheritor of traditional handmade sachets in Huaibei City, East China's Anhui Province, recently went all out to fill the increasing orders from all over the country, as the Dragon Boat Festival approaches.
Wearing sachets filled with Chinese herbal medicines for the festival is a traditional folk custom in China, which can help soothe the nerves and prevent mosquito bites.
Yang was dedicated to continuous improvement and innovation in making sachets. She developed various designs by using cultural elements of lotus tents, zodiac signs, lanterns, gourds and Chinese knot.
The unique and novel appearances which make the traditional sachets closer to modern life have met more customers' tastes, according to Yang.
The Dragon Boat Festival, observed on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month, falls on June 25 this year. It is established in remembrance of the Chinese patriotic poet Qu Yuan of the state of Chu during the Warring States period (475-221BC).
On the day, people tend to eat Zongzi, drink realgar wine and hang branches of moxa and calamus around the doors of their homes to ward off evil spirits. Dragon Boat race is also an important part of the celebration which is popular throughout the country.
(Source: Xinhua/Translated and edited by Women of China)June 24, 2020