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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Honduras.
Who wrote the Honduran national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Honduras 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 Honduras is "Himno Nacional de Honduras" which means in English "National Anthem of Honduras".
Honduras's anthem lyrics were written by Augusto Constancio COELLO and the music was written by Carlos HARTLING.
Adopted 1915; The Anthem's Seven Verses Chronicle Honduran History; On Official Occasions, Only The Chorus And Last Verse Are Sung.
 
National anthem of Honduras free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Honduras's National anthem - See link (file source: cia world factbook).
 
Listen to Honduras national anthem on Youtube
 
Honduran anthem lyrics (English translation)
Chorus
Your flag is a splendour of sky
Crossed with a band of snow;
And there can be seen, in its sacred depths,
Five pale blue stars.
In your emblem, which a rough sea
With its wild waves protects,
Behind the bare summit of a volcano,
A star brightly shines.
 
Like an Indian maiden you have been sleeping,
Lulled by the resonant song of your seas,
When, set in your golden valleys,
The bold navigator found you;
And on seeing, enraptured, your beauty,
And feeling your enchantment,
He dedicated a kiss of love to the blue hem
of your splendid mantle.
 
From a country where the sun rises,
Beyond the blue Atlantic,
That man who had dreamt you
In search of you he launched to sea.
When you raised your pale forehead,
In the lively anxiousness of your hope,
Under the gentle dome of your sky
Already floated a strange banner.
 
It was useless that your beloved Indian
Rushed into the fight with ire,
Because, covered with his blood, Lempira,
In the deep night he sank;
And of the heroic deed, in memory,
The legend alone has kept
A sepulcher in a forgotten place,
And the severe profile of a mountain peak.
 
For three centuries your children heard
The imperious mandate of the master;
For three centuries your useless complaint
In the blue atmosphere was lost
But one glorious day your ear
Perceived, powerful and distant,
That there, far away, over the Atlantic,
Indignantly, a lion roared.
 
It was France, the free, the heroic,
Which in its dreams of centuries slept,
Awoke irate to life
At the virile protest of Danton:
It was France, who sent to the death
The head of the consecrated King,
And which built up proudly at its side,
The altar of the goddess of Reason.
 
You also, oh my country!, arose
From your servile deep sleep;
You also showed the world
The infamous shackle destroyed.
And in your blessed soil, behind the tall
Hair of the wild jungle,
Like a bird of black feathers,
The fleeting colony was lost.
 
To guard this sacred emblem
We shall march, oh fatherland, to our death;
Our death will be honoured
If we die thinking of your love.
Having defended your holy flag,
And shrouded in its glorious folds,
Many, Honduras, shall die for you,
But shall fall in honour.
 
You can find more information about Honduran anthem on Wikipedia - See link.

 

Honduras
Honduran national symbol: scarlet macaw; white-tailed deer.

Honduras flag

Conventional short form country name: Honduras.
Conventional long form country name: Republic of Honduras.
Local short form country name: Honduras.
Local long form country name: Republica de Honduras.
 
Honduras Government Type: democratic constitutional 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. 
 
Constitutional is a government by or operating under an authoritative document (constitution) that sets forth the system of fundamental laws and principles that determines the nature, functions, and limits of that government. 
 
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