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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Guatemala.
Who wrote the Guatemalan national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Guatemala officially adopted?
Please add any valuable information like links to anthem's mp3, video, lyrics, free sheet music etc.
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The National anthem of Guatemala is "Himno Nacional de Guatemala" which means in English "National Anthem of Guatemala".
Guatemala's anthem lyrics were written by Jose Joaquin PALMA and the music was written by Rafael Alvarez OVALLE.
Adopted 1897, Modified Lyrics Adopted 1934; Cuban Poet Jose Joaquin PALMA Anonymously Submitted Lyrics To A Public Contest Calling For A National Anthem; His Authorship Was Not Discovered Until 1911.
 
National anthem of Guatemala free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Guatemala's National anthem - See link (file source: cia world factbook).
 
Listen to Guatemala national anthem on Youtube
 
Guatemalan anthem lyrics (English translation)
First stanza
Glad (Joyous) Guatemala! may your altar
Never be trampled by the tormentor
Nor may slaves lick the yoke
Nor may tyrants spit upon your face
 
Second stanza
If tomorrow your sacred soil
By foreign invasion is threatened
Free into the wind, your beautiful flag
To victory or death it shall call
 
Chorus
Free into the wind, your beautiful flag
To victory or death it shall call
Your people will, with fiery soul,
die before being enslaved.
 
Third stanza
From your old and hard chains
You forged, with an ire-driven hand,
The plow that fertilizes the soil
And the honor-saving sword.
 
Fourth stanza
Our fathers fought one day,
Lit up in patriotic burning
And they managed, without bloody clash,
To place you on a throne of love.
 
Chorus
And they achieved, without bloody clash,
To place you on a throne of love,
And our Nation, in energetic assent,
Gave life to the redeeming ideal.
 
Fifth stanza
Your emblem is a piece of the sky
From which a cloud gets its whiteness
And woe onto him who dares in blind madness
your colours to stain!
 
Sixth stanza
For your sons, brave and zealous,
who adore peace as a great treasure
will never avoid the rough battle
to defend their land and their home.
 
Chorus
They will never avoid the rough battle
to defend their land and their home
as well as the altar of the mother country,
their altar.
 
Seventh stanza
Lying upon the proud Ande,
of the two oceans, hearing its noise,
under the gold and crimson red wing of the beautiful quetzal
you will become entranced.
 
Eighth stanza
Native bird that lives in your seal
the protector of your soil
May it fly high
more than the condor and the royal eagle!
 
Chorus
May it fly high
more than the condor and the royal eagle
And in its wings, may it raise up to the sky
Guatemala, your name, immortal!
 
You can find more information about Guatemalan anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the Guatemalan national anthem sheet music - See link.

 

Guatemala
Guatemalan national symbol: quetzal (bird).

Guatemala flag

Conventional short form country name: Guatemala.
Conventional long form country name: Republic of Guatemala.
Local short form country name: Guatemala.
Local long form country name: Republica de Guatemala.
 
Guatemala Government Type: constitutional democratic republic.
 
Democratic republic is a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote for officers and representatives responsible to them. 
 
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