Thousands of Tamils across Canada gathered today to mark Maaveerar Naal, remembering those who sacrificed their lives for the Tamil struggle for liberation. Canadians gathered in Markham, Ottawa and Montreal.
The event at Markham Fairgrounds was held, reoccurring three times throughout the day, with thousands of individuals streaming in to pay their respects.
The event included several performances and speeches after hoisting the Tamil Eelam flag and lighting lamps.
Community members took part in a moment of silence and laid Karthigaipoos.
Another Maaveerar Naal event was held at the Nepean Sportsplex Hall in Ottawa. Several Tamil university students gathered to remember those who sacrificed their lives in the Tamil struggle for freedom.
The remembrance event, ‘Tamil National Heroes Day,’ saw dance performances, poems, songs, and speeches dedicated to the lives sacrificed in the liberation struggle.
The event initiated with the lighting of the traditional lamp, and attendees laid Karthigaipoo flowers in memory of fallen Maaveerars.
Tamil community members also gathered at the Château Royal in Quebec for another Maaveerar Naal event.
Community members came together to pay their respects to the fallen fighters.