Community-borne knowledge, information and practices handed down from one generation to the next. It may refer to any area of life, being a practical body of knowledge giving help in everyday activities, or knowledge based on religious or superstitious beliefs. Traditions may be associated with objects, tools or customs. Activities are called traditional when handed down through several generations, either until the present day, or at an earlier stage in the history of society.
The conscious passing down of a set of knowledge, a process that may last even today is called sustained tradition – a living community can sustain traditions. (Ferenc Sebő says traditions are not sick to require nursing, nor are they prisoners in need of guarding.) Traditions need to be sustained to remain part of our lives.
This article based on the following document: Community development methodological guide