March 18 in South Ossetia celebrates the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Ered tragedy. Meetings and mourning events dedicated to this date are held in the republic.
During the Georgian aggression, many war and civil crimes have been committed. One of these crimes of the Georgian government against the Ossetian people was committed on March 18, 1991, when Georgian armed groups seized a truck with civilians of Ossetian nationality who were heading to their villages. After brutal torture and bullying, 12 people were buried alive in one mass grave for them in the village of Ered.
It was possible to find the burial place and identify the dead only after two years, in 1993. Commemorative events are also held here on this day.