Heroes' Day in Indonesia Date in the current year: November 10, 2016

Heroes' Day in Indonesia Heroes' Day (Hari Pahlawan) is an Indonesian remembrance day observed on November 10. It commemorates the 1945 Battle of Surabaya that was fought during the Indonesian National Revolution.

The Indonesian National Revolution broke out in 1945, when Indonesia declared its independence from the Netherlands. The battle of Surabaya was one of the most important battles of the war because it helped galvanize international support for the independence of Indonesia.

On October 27, 1945, British troops entered the city of Surabaya. The next day, Indonesians attacked the British and killed 200 hundred soldiers. Thus the battle broke out. The main battle took place on November 10, when the British advanced through the city. Despite the fanatical resistance of the Indonesians, Surabaya was conquered. This battle became a symbol of Indonesian resistance.

On November 10, Indonesian honor the people who have been given the title National Hero of Indonesia. It is the highest-level title in Indonesia posthumously awarded for heroic actions. By the way, the awarding ceremony is traditionally held on Heroes' Day. As of 2013, 147 men and 12 women have been awarded the title. They include independence activists, politicians, statesmen, guerrillas, soldiers, noblemen, journalists, scholars.

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