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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of El Salvador.
Who wrote the Salvadoran national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of El Salvador 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 El Salvador is "Himno Nacional de El Salvador" which means in English "National Anthem of El Salvador".
El Salvador's anthem lyrics were written by Juan Jose CANAS and the music was written by Juan ABERLE.
Officially Adopted 1953, In Use Since 1879; The Anthem Of El Salvador Is One Of The World's Longest.
National anthem of El Salvador free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of El Salvador's National anthem - See link (file source: cia world factbook).
Listen to El Salvador national anthem on Youtube
Salvadoran anthem lyrics (English translation)
Let us salute, the Motherland, proudly
To be its children, called we can
And let us swear our lives spiritedly
Without rest to its good, consecrate!
Verse 1
Of peace enjoyed in perfect happiness
El Salvador always nobly dreamed.
To achieve this has been Her eternal proposition,
To keep it, Her greatest glory.
With inviolable faith, the path of progress
She strives to follow
To fulfil Her great destiny
And conquer a happy future.
A stern barrier protects Her
Against the clash of vile disloyalty,
Ever since the day when Her soaring Flag,
Wrote Freedom with Its blood.
CHORUS (Repeat)
Verse 2
Freedom is Her dogma and Her guide;
A thousand times She has defended it,
And as many times has She repelled
The hateful power of atrocious tyranny.
Her history has been bloody and sad,
Yet at the same time sublime and brilliant,
A source of legitimate glory
And a great lesson in spartan pride.
Her innate bravery shall not waver:
In every man there is an immortal hero
Who knows how to maintain the level
Of the proverbial valour of old.
CHORUS (Repeat)
Verse 3
All are self-denying and faithful
To the tradition of warlike ardour
With which they have always reaped fame
By saving the Motherland's honour.
To respect the rights of others
And base Her actions on right and justice
Is for Her, without infamous intrigue,
The constant and most firm ambition.
And in following this line She persists,
Dedicating her tenacious efforts
In giving hard battle for battle;
Her happiness is found in peace.
CHORUS (Repeat)
Note: Although there are three verses, only the chorus and first verse are commonly sung.
You can find more information about Salvadoran anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the Salvadoran national anthem sheet music - See link.


El Salvador
Salvadoran national symbol: turquoise-browed motmot (bird).

El Salvador flag

Conventional short form country name: El Salvador.
Conventional long form country name: Republic of El Salvador.
Local short form country name: El Salvador.
Local long form country name: Republica de El Salvador.
El Salvador Government Type: republic.
Republic is a representative democracy in which the people's elected deputies (representatives), not the people themselves, vote on legislation. 
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