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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Slovenia.
Who wrote the Slovenian national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Slovenia 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 Slovenia is "Zdravljica" which means in English "A Toast".
Slovenia's anthem lyrics were written by France PRESEREN and the music was written by Stanko PREMRL.
Adopted 1989; The Anthem Was Originally Written In 1848; The Full Poem, Whose Seventh Verse Is Used As The Anthem, Speaks Of Pan-Slavic Nationalism.
 
National anthem of Slovenia free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Slovenia's National anthem - See link (file source: cia world factbook).
 
Listen to Slovenia national anthem on Youtube
 
Slovenian anthem lyrics (English translation)
seventh stanza
God's blessing on all nations,
Who long and work for that bright day,
When o'er earth's habitations
No war, no strife shall hold its sway;
Who long to see
That all men free
No more shall foes, but neighbours be.
 
Translated by Janko Lavrin
source: http://www.protokol.gov.si/en/useful_information/national_insignia/text_of_the_slovenian_national_anthem_in_different_languages/
 
Notes:
The question whether the entire Zdravljica or only its seventh stanza constitutes the Slovenian national anthem, remains unresolved.
Whereas the Constitution of Slovenia determines the title of the poem, the Act about the anthem specifically determines its seventh stanza.
It has been argued that the act contradicts the constitution and that the question should be resolved by the Slovenian Constitutional Court.In practice, mostly only the seventh stanza is sung and reproduced as the national anthem.
http://www.delo.si/novice/politika/zdravljica-v-politicnem-in-pravnem-primezu.html
 
You can find more information about Slovenian anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the Slovenian national anthem sheet music - See link.

 

Slovenia
Slovenian national symbol: Mount Triglav.

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Conventional short form country name: Slovenia.
Conventional long form country name: Republic of Slovenia.
Local short form country name: Slovenija.
Local long form country name: Republika Slovenija.
Former name of Slovenia: People's Republic of Slovenia, Socialist Republic of Slovenia.
 
Slovenia Government Type: parliamentary republic.
 
A parliamentary republic or parliamentary constitutional republic is a type of republic that operates under a parliamentary system of government where the executive branch (the government) derives its legitimacy from and is accountable to the legislature (the parliament).
 
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