Croatia National Anthem

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Anthem History

adopted in 1972 while still part of Yugoslavia; "Lijepa nasa domovino," whose lyrics were written in 1835, served as an unofficial anthem beginning in 1891

Anthem Lyrics

"Lijepa nasa domovino,

Oj junacka zemljo mila,

Stare slave djedovino,

da bi vazda sretna bila!

Mila, kano si nam slavna,

Mila si nam ti jedina.

Mila kuda si nam ravna,

Mila, kuda si planina!

Teci Dravo, Savo teci,

Nit' ti Dunav silu gubi,

Sinje more svijetu reci,

Da svoj narod Hrvat ljubi.

Dok mu njive sunce grije,

Dok mu hrasce bura vije,

Dok mu mrtve grobak krije,

Dok mu zivo srce bije!"

Anthem Lyrics English

Our Beautiful Homeland

Beautiful is our homeland,

O so fearless, o so gracious,

Our fathers' ancient glory,

May God bless you, live forever!

You are our only glory,

You are our only treasure,

Yes, we love your plains and valleys,

Yes, we love your hills and mountains.

Sava, Drava, keep on flowing,

Danube, do not lose your vigor,

Deep blue sea go tell the whole world,

That a Croat loves his homeland.

When his fields are kissed by sunshine,

When his oaks are whipped by wild winds,

When his dear ones go to heaven,

Still his heart beats for Croatia!

Croatia Flag

Flag Date of Adoption 21 December 1990
Flag Symbolism red, white, and blue horizontal bands with Croatian coat of arms (red and white checkered)

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