The Fight for Freedom and Democracy Day in Slovakia is always on November 17th each year and commemorates and reminds the Slovak people about the student demonstrations that were made in 1933 against the Nazi party.
The day is used as a reminder of the struggle that the Slovak people have endured to keep its freedom and is a day to reflect these thoughts. This day is a national holiday with most business and government offices closed.
Two main events mark this day. One is the student demonstrations done against the Nazi occupation back in 1933. The second is the demonstrations held in Prague in 1989 which started the beginning of the Velvet Revolution.