In Jianchangfu, people bathe in special water made from a hundred kinds of herbs to prevent scabies. In Xinchang County, people drink realgar wine or cinnabar wine on the Dragon Boat Festival.
In Huanggang, the people of Bahe Town dress up like ancient Chinese farmers, wear flowers on their head, and beat gongs to drive out disease. In Yichang, the people in Zigui County hold dragon boat races, and these activities become extraordinarily magnificent on May 13, 14, and 15 of the lunar calendar. Moreover, sacrifice and evocation ceremonies in memory of Qu Yuan are also held. On the day of the Dragon Boat Festival, as a way to wash away the filth and get rid of disease, children are bathed with water that has sat out in the sunshine for a long time. May 15 of lunar calendar is also the 芒鈧揗ajor Dragon Boat Festival,芒鈧?while May 25 is the 芒鈧揕ate Dragon Boat Festival.芒鈧?On both of these days, people eat rice dumplings and drink calamus wine.