Maaveerar Naal (Tamil Remembrance Day)
|Event Name||Maaveerar Naal (Tamil Remembrance Day)|
|Start Date||27th Nov 2017 12:00am|
Maaveerar Naal (Great Heroes' Day) is a remembrance day observed by Sri Lankan Tamil people to remember the deaths of militants who fought for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). It is held each year on 27 November, the date on which the first LTTE cadre, Lt. Shankar (Sathiyanathan alias Suresh), is said to have died in combat in 1982. Traditionally oil lamps are lit for the three days ending on the 27 November and the Tamil Eelam flag is raised at ceremonies. The symbol for Maaveerar Naal is the karthigaipoo (Gloriosa superba), which blooms during November.