Smaller and less formal than the anniversary dinner, a sitsit is a popular kind of Finnish academic seated party. Associations organise sitsits e.g. to celebrate their anniversaries or just for fun. Some associations also organise fun themed sitsits and joint sitsits with other associations. In Tampere, the sitsit tradition means good food, lots of drink and joyful singing. Food is usually served from a buffet. In between eating, a sitsit can include speeches, presents from one association to another or performances: anniversary sitsits often include dancing. These parties often go on until dawn.