- Beginning of the Velvet Revolution
The Czech Republic and Slovakia celebrate 28 years since the Velvet Revolution. Between 17 November and 29 December 1989 the communist regime in Czechoslovakia fell down. Velvet Revolution ended with the Federal Assembly having elected the leader of the Civic Forum, Vaclav Havel, as a President of Czechoslovakia. Celebrated as Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day in Czech Republic and Slovakia.
- The Latvian Independence day
Latvia proclaimed independence shortly after the end of the First World War – on November 18, 1918 which is now the Independence Day in Latvia.