Thursday, September 15, 2011

National Celebration

On a day like today 190 years ago (in 1821), my country as well as other Central American countries & Mexico, signed their Independence from Spain and since that day they have enjoy many years as independent countries.


Today's song challenge is to post- A song that you know all the words to.

So, in honor of my country I am very proud and happy to post the Costa Rica National Anthem, because there's no better song to celebrate such an important date and milestone for my wonderful little country.

Plus, I know all the words to it!




And in case you don't speak any Spanish, here's the translation for it.

Noble homeland, your beautiful flag
Express for us your life:
Under the limpid blue of your skies,
Peace reigns, white and pure.
In the tenacious battle of fruitful toil,
That brings a glow to men's faces,
Your sons, simple farm hands,
Gained eternal renown, esteem and honour,
Gained eternal renown, esteem and honour.
Hail, gentle country!
Hail, loving mother!
If anyone should attempt to besmirch your glory,
You will see your people, valiant and virile,
Exchange their rustic tools for weapons.
Hail, O homeland! Your prodigal soil
Gives us sweet sustenance and shelter.
Under the limpid blue of your sky,
May peaceful labour ever continue.



Lyrics By: José María Zeledón Brenes

Music by: Manuel María Gutiérrez

Happy Independence Day to Costa Rica and all those other countries celebrating today...!!!

7 commented; now it's your turn!:

MarkD60 said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Happy Independence day!

pilgrimscottage said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Viva Costa Rica!! Happy Independence Day to a beautiful country!

Gods Little People said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Happy independence day - love the words of the anthem!
Sorry for my absence recently - too many cats. The season is drawing to a close here and as people are leaving the cats are dropping into our garden. No other places to find food! On top of everything else (the new kitten to care for) Tiny, my first Greeek rescue, has gone astray and I find is very difficult to find peace of mind. But I'm delighted to hear of your success with the ferals - it sounds just brilliant with the neutering!

Heather said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Happy Independence Day! We visited Costa Rica a couple years ago and loved it. It's truly a beautiful country, and we'd love to go back again someday!

bobo said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Happy Independence day :D

Holly said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Beautiful! Happy Independence Day!! (it's on my office calendar that it's Independence Day for you..WOO HOO!!)

Colleen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Happy Independence day to your beautiful country!! :)

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