1 A tradition is a practice,custom,or story that is memorised and passed down from generations,originally,without the need for a writing system.Tools to aid this process include poetic devices like rhyme and alliteration.
2. The story thus preserved are also referred to as tradition,or as part of an oral tradition.Traditions are presumed to be ancient,unalterable,and deeply important,though they may sometimes be led much as "natural" than is presumed.
3. Some traditions were deliberately invented for one reason or another, often to highlight or enhance the importance of a certain institution.Traditions may also be changed to suit the needs of the day, and the changes can become accepted as a part of the ancient tradition.