The National Anthem of Chile (Himno Nacional de Chile in Spanish) is also known as La Canción Nacional (or National Song). It has a history of two lyrics and two melodies that made up three different versions. It was composed by Eusebio Lillo and Ramón Carnicer and has six verses plus the chorus after each […]
The national anthem of Portugal is A Portuguesa (English: The Portuguese Hymn), Portuguese pronunciation. It was composed by Alfredo Keil and written by Henrique Lopes de Mendonça during the resurgent nationalist movement ignited by the 1890 British ultimatum to Portugal concerning its African colonies. Adopted as the marching song of the failed republican rebellion of […]
The national anthem of Slovakia is Nad Tatrou sa blýska (English: Lightning Over the Tatras) . The origins of the anthem are in the Central European activism of the 19th century. Its main themes are a storm over the Tatra mountains that symbolized danger to the Slovaks, and a desire for a resolution of the […]
The National Anthem of “Honduras” (Spanish Himno Nacional de Honduras) was adopted under presidential decree 42 in 1915. The lyrics were written by Augusto Constancio Coello and the music composed by Carlos Hartling. Check out here, Honduras National Anthem lyrics. Watch here, Honduras National Anthem YouTube video.
The national anthem of Ghana is God Bless Our Homeland Ghana . The anthem was originally written and composed by Philip Gbeho and adopted upon independence in 1957.
The National Anthem of Greece is Hymn to Liberty is a poem written by Dionýsios Solomós in 1823 that consists of 158 stanzas and is the longest Hymn in the world, set to music by Nikolaos Mantzaros. In 1865, the first two stanzas officially became the national anthem of Greece and later also that of […]
The national anthem of Paraguay is Paraguayos, República o Muerte . The lyrics were written by Francisco Acuña de Figueroa (who also wrote Orientales, la Patria o la tumba, the national anthem of Uruguay) under the presidency of Carlos Antonio López, who at the time delegated Bernardo Jovellanos and Anastasio González to ask Figueroa to […]
The Swiss Psalm is the national anthem of Switzerland. It was composed in 1841, by Alberich Zwyssig (1808-1854). Since then it has been frequently sung at patriotic events. The Federal Council declined however on numerous occasions to accept the psalm as the official anthem. This was because the council wanted the people to express their […]
The national anthem of Denmark is Der er et yndigt land (“There is a lovely land”). On royal occasions, the royal anthem Kong Christian is performed together with Der er et yndigt land.
The national anthems of New Zealand “God Defend New Zealand”
The national anthem of Japan is “Kimigayo”. It is also one of the world’s shortest national anthems in current use, with a length of 11 measures and 32 characters. Its lyrics are based on a Waka poem written in the Heian period (794-1185), sung to a melody written in the imperial period (1868–1945). The current […]
The “National Anthem of Uruguay” is the longest national anthem in terms of duration with 105 bars of music(about five minutes).The anthem’s lyrics are by Francisco Acuña de Figueroa, who was also the author of the lyrics to Paraguay’s national anthem. The lyrics were officially declared National Anthem of Uruguay on July 8, 1833.
The national anthem Serbia is “Боже правде” or “Bože pravde” or “God of Justice”.
The national anthem of Algeria is Kassaman or Qassaman. It was adopted in 1963, shortly after the Independence from France.
The national anthem of South Korea is Aegukga. The title literally means “The Song of Love for the Country,” or “The Patriotic Song.”
Mexico National Anthem of ‘Spanish: Himno Nacional Mexicano’ was officially adopted in 1943. The lyrics of the national anthem, which allude to Mexican victories in the heat of battle and cries of defending the homeland, were composed by poet Francisco González Bocanegra in 1853. In 1854, Jaime Nunó composed the music which now accompanies González’s […]
Italy national anthem was written in 1847, the lyrics by Goffredo Mameli, a young poet. As such, the song is often known as L’Inno di Mameli (Mameli’s Hymn). Beginning in 1861, when Italy became a united nation, the song was known as the “March of the House of Savoy” and it became the official Anthem […]
The Argentine National Anthem is Himno Nacional Argentino. Its lyrics were written by Vicente López y Planes, and the music was composed by Blas Parera. This song was adopted as the national anthem on May 11, 1813, three years after the “May Revolution” May 11 is therefore Anthem Day in Argentina.
England has no official National anthem of its own; generally the United Kingdom and Commonwealth anthem, “God Save the Queen”, is used. There have been calls for a unique national anthem to be adopted for England specifically.
The national anthem of the Netherlands Het Wilhelmus (English translation:The William) is the oldest national anthem in the world though the words of the Japanese national anthem date back to the ninth century. Although it was not recognized as the official national anthem until 1932, it has always been popular with parts of the Dutch […]