“Traditional” is another way of saying, “We’ve always done it this way.” It’s supposed to make you think of traditions — knowledge, beliefs, and rituals passed on through many generations.
The best traditions — fireworks, picnics, parades, birthday cake, decorative hats, etc. — are good harmless fun. If you don’t like them, you can say “No thanks” to the traditional folks and go right on with your non-traditional day.
But when your traditions start to affect people who are not you, it’s a good idea to ask yourself why you are keeping those traditions alive.
Maybe there’s a better reason. Or maybe it’s time to get some new traditions.