- First free elections in Hungary
On 24 March 1990, the opposition wins the first free elections in Hungary; József Antall, leader of the Hungarian Democratic Forum, is appointed prime minister.
- Candle Manifestation
type: anniversary location: Slovakia
The Candle Manifestation (or Bratislava Good Friday) was a peaceful display of citizens demonstrating for religious freedom and civic rights in socialist Czechoslovakia that took place at Hviezdoslav Square in Bratislava on March 25, 1988. Security forces brutally attacked peacefully manifesting citizens and they were dispersed. It was one of the most significant protests of citizens and churchgoers against the Communist regime in former Czechoslovakia.