After several weeks of various events, exhibitions and talks, the celebrations of the Velvet Revolution culminated on November 17. Gatherings took place around Slovakia, complete with songs, speeches and the sound of ringing keys.
While the Freedom Square in Bratislava was the venue of the For a Decent Slovakia protest gathering, the nearby SNP Square had been booked by Igor Matovič, leader of opposition OĽaNO, since August. Leaders of democratic opposition parties and personalities of the Velvet Revolution took to the stage in SNP Square. They talked about the upcoming election. Thousands of people participated.