Argentina’s National Anthem

Argentina National Anthem

Oíd, mortales, el grito sagrado:
"¡Libertad! ¡Libertad! ¡Libertad!"
Oíd el ruido de rotas cadenas
ved en trono a la noble igualdad

Ya su trono dignísimo abrieron
las Provincias Unidas del Sud
y los libres del mundo responden:
"¡Al gran pueblo argentino, salud!"
"¡Al gran pueblo argentino, salud!"
Y los libres del mundo responden:
"¡Al gran pueblo argentino, salud!"
Y los libres del mundo responden:
"¡Al gran pueblo argentino, salud!"

Sean eternos los laureles,
que supimos conseguir,
que supimos conseguir.
Coronados de gloria vivamos
o juremos con gloria morir!
O juremos con gloria morir!
O juremos con gloria morir!

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English translation

Hear, mortals, the sacred cry:
"Freedom! Freedom! Freedom!"
Hear the sound of broken chains
See noble equality enthroned.

Their most worthy throne have now opened
The United Provinces of the South.
And the free people of the world reply:
"To the great Argentine people, hail!"
"To the great Argentine people, hail!"
And the free ones of the world reply:
"To the great Argentine people, hail!"
And the free ones of the world reply:
"To the great Argentine people, hail!"

May the laurels be eternal
that we were able to achieve
that we were able to achieve
Let us live crowned in glory
or let us swear in glory to die
Or let us swear in glory to die
Or let us swear in glory to die.



In the history of Argentina, 11th May 1813 is regarded as a special day due to its association with introduction of the National Anthem of the country. Vicente Lopez y Planes, the composer of its lyrics was touched by a play called El 25 de Mayo that mainly conveyed the message of the May Revolution of the year 1810. The play contained an anthem, which was sung with the spirit of Nationalism. This in turn made Vicente Lopez express his love for his country in the form of the unique composition that later came up to be awarded with the title of the National Anthem of Argentina. Every year since 1813, obeisance is paid to the Anthem through the celebrations of the Anthem Day by the whole nation.

However, the original lyrics of Lopez, which were written when the freedom movement was at its peak, contained aversion for the Spanish colonizers. It actually was an Anthem that comprised the hatred of the whole Latin America for Spain. Thus on the 30th March of the year 1900, the tone aversion in the Anthem was removed through the initiative taken by the Roca, the President at that time. This gained a lot of appreciation for the Anthem by the entire nation and promoted acceptability by the later inhabitants of Spain.
In the year 1860, Juan Pablo Esnaola renovated the musical composition of the Anthem, which was originally done by Blas Parera. In the year 1924, the National Anthem along with its composition of the music became the standard version to be honored by all the people of Argentina on all the significant public occasions. In 1990, Charly Garcia, a popular rock music composer, refashioned the music of the National Anthem and this was considered a very unconventional step taken by him.

The present day National Anthem portrays the whole nations pride in being the people of a nation, which bask in the glory that the independence has brought to it. The National Anthem ‘salutes’ all that was put in by the people of Argentina to achieve freedom for their country.

 

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