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What is the difference between culture and tradition?

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Tradition is the passing of beliefs from one generation to the next. Culture consists of the features that describe a society at any given time. Tradition often remains the same over time. Culture changes continuously, even within the same society.

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What is the difference between culture and tradition?
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Culture often includes the celebration of culture-specific holidays by a group or society. Culture is often partially defined by these celebrations, such as Christmas and Easter.

Traditions often include the passing down of a hereditary customs that can range from cooking recipes to family hierarchies, family legends and vacation destinations. These customs are rarely in written form and are most often passed down the generations by word of mouth.

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