The custom culture of Wangcang has both the commonness of folk customs of human beings and its unique characteristics different from that of other regions.
The people in Wangcang County are always thrifty and live on whatever the land produces. In the middle and south county, the people live on the staple food of rice and wheat, matched with corn and sweet potato; in the north county, people live on the staple food of corn, matched with wheat, buckwheat and potato.
Residential dwellings include tile-roofed houses, earth wall houses, thatched cottages, and wooden houses and shanties of simple structures, etc. The houses are of stone foundations, earth, wood or brick walls, and roofs of tile, grass or stone sheet. The houses are divided into the earth-wood structure and the brick-wood structure. Since the reform and opening-up, rural villa-style buildings are increasing.
As for the marriage customs of Wangcang, it will go through the processes from engagement to marriage in rural areas such as "marriage proposal" by a matchmaker, "meeting", "eight characters matching”, "home visit", "engagement", "wedding date fixing", "registration for marriage", "wedding feast", "bride picking-up", "wedding ceremony", and "return of bride to her mother's home". Nowadays, young people go out for work and they are mostly free to love and get married. In cities and towns, most men and women are free to love and follow new marriage customs; there are also a small number of people following the rural marriage customs.
As for funeral in Wangcang, generous care but a thrifty funeral is advocated universally in urban and rural areas. The body shall be immediately in-coffined and the after generations in mourning shall wear black armbands, give wreaths, elegiac couplets, etc. Relatives and friends send wreaths or cash gifts to condole. In rural areas, firecrackers shall be set after a person died; paper money shall be burned; and then the body shall be transferred to the central hall for cleaning and cloth wearing; and an oil lamp shall be lit at the foot of the body. And then, the eldest son shall wear mourning clothes and give an obituary notice to relatives. After a person of institution dies, the people paying a condolence call shall wear black mourning badges; an obituary shall be issued; the mourners wear white flowers; usually, the farewell to the dead, the memorial service, and the funeral procession shall be carried out. In urban and rural areas, people often burn paper money in the 7th day, 100th day and 1 anniversary after the death.
Wangcang has a folk called "birthday celebration": known as "zuosheng" . In the past, only one person who is aged at or above 60 and whose parents have passed away can celebrate its birthday. Nowadays, both parents and children celebrate their birthdays. Celebration for confinement in childbirth: it's called confinement in childbirth when a woman gives birth to a child in the past. Celebration for entrance to higher school: when children pass examinations and are allowed to enter higher school, relatives and friends hold family dinners or give cash and gifts for encourage. Celebration for new house and moving: it is called housewarming for new house and moving and relatives and friends will celebrate the events. Celebration for opening for business: when people open private shops in urban areas, relatives, friends and peers hang red silks/clothes and set firecrackers for celebration. The shopkeepers will give banquets for thanks. Celebration for entrance to the army: it brings honor to the whole family if one of its members joins the army; relatives and friends also feel honored and give cash for celebration or a farewell dinner. Disciple Ceremony: in the Spring Festival holidays and on the birthdays of the master and master's wife, disciples prepare gifts and pay a visit to the master and master's wife for celebration, meaning never forget the instruction of the master.
As for folk songs of Wangcang, some new folk songs are gradually increasing with the further development of reform and opening-up, development and communication of economy and culture as well as the growing influence of film and television media. The forms of folk songs are rich and varied. For example: Treat mountains first for poverty elimination, plant trees first for wealth. It is better to leave green mountains to the after generations rather than gold. A sesame stalk puts forth blossoms notch by notch; we change our life through the reform and opening-up; development is the fundamental principle, and a cat catching mouse is a good cat.