Tradition is the passing along of a culture from generation to generation, especially orally. Or, a custom or set of customs handed down in this way. The idea of heritage is related to that of tradition. Any activity (as a pattern of celebration, ritual, or other behavior, etc.) is traditional once it is a precedent influencing comparable activities in the future.Tradition's opposite is reaction to it, change, variation from what's been done before, what's different, new or avant-garde.Quote: "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've already got." Author unknown.Also see archaeology, civilization, ethnic, ethnosphere, humanities, iconography, memory, modernism, new, periodicity, posterity, time, and tradigital.