Know : National Anthem | Argentina

The Argentine National Anthem (Spanish: Himno Nacional Argentino) is the national anthem of Argentina. The name of the song originally was Marcha Patriótica (Patriotic March), and was later renamed Canción Patriótica Nacional(National Patriotic Song) and finally Canción Patriótica (Patriotic Song). A copy published in 1847 called it Himno Nacional Argentino and the name has remained ever since. Its lyrics were written by the Buenos Aires-born politician Vicente López y... Continue Reading →

Know : National Anthem | Antigua and Barbuda

"Fair Antigua, We Salute Thee" is the national anthem of Antigua and Barbuda. Written by Novelle Hamilton Richards and composed by Walter Garnet Picart Chambers, it was adopted upon independence in 1981. God Save the Queen is still the Royal anthem. Fair Antigua and BarbudaWe thy sons and daughters standStrong and firm in peace or danger,To safeguard our native land:We commit ourselves... Continue Reading →

Know : National Anthem | Angola

Angola Avante! (Forward Angola!) is the national anthem of Angola. It was written by Manuel Rui Alves Monteiro (1941) and composed by Rui Alberto Vieira Dias Mingas (1939). It was adopted in 1975 upon independence from Portugal. Portuguese lyrics English translation Kongo translation Ó Pátria, nunca mais esqueceremosOs heróis do quatro de Fevereiro.Ó Pátria, nós saudamos os teus filhosTombados pela nossa... Continue Reading →

Know : National Anthem | Andorra

El Gran Carlemany (Catalan pronunciation: [əɫ ˈɣɾaŋ kərləˈmaɲ], Western Catalan: [eɫ ˈɣɾaŋ kaɾleˈmaɲ]; "The Great Charlemagne") is the national anthem of Andorra. Written by Enric Marfany Bons (1871–1942) and composed byJoan Benlloch i Vivó (1864–1926), it was adopted in 1921 El Gran Carlemany(Catalan)El gran Carlemany, mon pare,dels alarbs em deslliurà,I del cel vida em donà,de Meritxell, la gran Mare.Princesa nasquí i Pubillaentre dues nacions, neutral;sols... Continue Reading →

Know : National Anthem | Algeria

Kassaman or Qassaman (We Pledge) (Arabic: قَسَمًا‎) is the national anthem of Algeria. It was adopted in 1963, shortly after Independence. The lyrics were written by Mufdi Zakariah in 1956 while imprisoned by the French colonial forces. He wrote the verses using his blood on the 69th cell walls. The composer of the music is Mohamed Fawzi, from Egypt. The lyrics of Kassaman make direct reference to... Continue Reading →

Know : National Anthem | Afghanistan

The Afghan National Anthem (Pashto: ملی سرود‎ - Milli Surood; Persian: سرود ملی‎ - "Surūd-e Millī") was adopted and officially announced by a Loya Jirga in May 2006. According to article 20 of the Afghan Constitution, the national anthem shall be in Pashto with the mention of "God is Greatest" as well as the names of the various tribes of Afghanistan. The lyrics were written by Abdul Bari Jahani and the music... Continue Reading →

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