Bulgaria National Anthem

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Anthem History

It was written and composed by a Bulgarian student in 1885, as he went off to fight in the Serbo-Bulgarian war.


Before the fall of the communist government in 1991-92, a third verse was added to "Mila Rodino", referencing Moscow's allegiance to Bulgaria, but this was removed after the communists were removed from government.

Anthem Lyrics

Mila Rodino" (Dear Homeland)



Gorda Stara Planina,


Do nej Dunava sinej,


Sluntse Tkrakija ogr'ava,


Nad Pirina plamenej

CHORUS:


Milo Rodino,


Ti si zemen raj,


Tvojta khubost, tvojta prelest,


Akh te n'amat kraj

Padnakha bojtsi bezchet,


Za naroda nash l'ubim,


Majko, daj mi muzhka sila,


Put'a im da prodolzhim

CHORUS

Anthem Lyrics English

Proudly rise the Balkan peaks,


At their feet Blue Danube flows;


Over Thrace the sun is shining,


Pirin looms in purple glow.

CHORUS:


Oh, dear native land,


Earthly paradise!


For your loveliness, your beauty


E'er will charm our eyes.

Uncounted fighter died


for the beloved our people


Mother, give me man's power


Their path to continue.

Bulgaria Flag

Bulgaria Flag

Flag History The color of the green stripe symbolizes freedom. The white symbolizes peace and Slavic thought. The red represents the bravery of the Bulgarian people.
Flag Date of Adoption 17 December 1990
Flag Symbolism three equal horizontal bands of white (top), green, and red; the national emblem formerly on the hoist side of the white stripe has been removed - it contained a rampant lion within a wreath of wheat ears below a red five-pointed star and above a ribbon bearing the dates 681 (first Bulgarian state established) and 1944 (liberation from Nazi control)

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