Ethnic people in Lao Cai often use a familiar tool to store their furnitures is the woven – basket. Each minority weaves the baskets by their own way, the Xa Pho do their unique technique through the use of rattan for weaving.
The forest worship ceremony of Hmong people in Lao Cai province is held every year on the first date of dragon in January or the 2 February of lunar calendar. It is (also know as an oath ceremony) held on a high mountain where is chosen as the region’s sacred land by village chiefs. Its significant demands for good harvest and success breeding.
In Lao Cai, the Dao people account for 74.220 people including 3 sub - groups: the Red Dao (Dao dai ban), the Ho Dao (Dao tieu ban) and the Dao Tuyen (Dao lan tien), living in 8/9 districts and city of Lao Caiprovince.
The most important ceremony of a Dao ethnic man in his life is an identity level ceremony or called the mature rites. This ceremony is to report to the ancestors and the supreme beings of the family.
The Red Dao in Lao Cai have very strict regulations which become principles in marriage. Basing on regulations, the order of middle names of each family, members in the community are aware of these relationships and they can not marry in the first nine generations.