HGA has a wide range of recreational events alongside assassination games. On this page there is a short recap about history of the most traditional and established events.
Throat Opening is the Assassins' annual recreational evening. The nature of the event has varied from an assassination game all the way to the a dinner table party and a board game night, and the timing has changed from the end of the year to the start of the spring, but the event's name has stood the test of time, and the very first Throat Opening has been held numerous years backwards. The primary purpose of the event has survived as well, since during the event people still studiously practice the songs from our songbook in preparation for dinner table parties.
The Sacrificial Celebration
The Sacrificial Celebration is the Assassins' anniversary party held at spring. The Celebration has been held annually since 2006, and has some valued traditions, such as handing out awards to the distinguished assassins and the winner of the board's sanction game and an assassination game played during the party.
The Ending of Spring Season
The Ending of Spring Season is a more or less established casual hanging-out meant to celebrate the end of the University's spring term. Most often the event is held at the end of May.
The Harvest is the board's recreational weekend held in August. Most often the Harvest is situated at a veteran assassin's summer cottage, and the program consists of sauna, an assassination game and a casual dinner table party. The Harvest has first been held at 2006, and the tradition is on-going.
Orientation Studies is recently established fresher event. It is a casual meeting, where freshers get a chance to know Assassins and practice their assassination skills for the upcoming assassination tournaments with the help of active assassins. Usually Orientation Studies take place at August or September before the first big assassination tournament at fall.
The Masquerade Ball (The Winter Night's Masquerade Carnival)
The Masquerade Ball, or the Winter Night's Masquerade Carnival, as it is most often called, is a party held between the end of fall and the start of winter. In its nature it is close to the spirit of Venetian masquerade balls: the participants must wear a mask to the party and one part of the program is dancing on a spacious floor with a free etiquette. What makes the party truly original, however, are our own murderous twists: the other parts of the night's program may well be the solving of a murder mystery or an assassination game. The Masquerade Ball has been held for several years, and it is one of the most popular annual events of Assassins.