Latvia National Anthem

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Anthem History

"Dievs, Sveti Latviju!" was originally written for an entry in a national singing festival in 1873, and that year became the national anthem of Latvia until Soviet occupation in 1940. Upon re-establishment of independence 50 years later, it was once again adopted as the official state anthem

Anthem Lyrics

DIEVS, SVîT± LATVIJU!


Dievs, sveti Latviju,

Mus' dargo teviju,

Sveti jel Latviju,

Ak, sveti jel to!

Kur latvju meitas zied,

Kur latvju deli dzied,

Laid mums tur laime diet,

Mus' Latvija!

Anthem Lyrics English

Bless Latvia, O God,

Our verdant native land sod,

Where Baltic heroes trod,

Keep her from harm!

Bless Latvia, O God,

Our verdant native land sod,

Where Baltic heroes trod,

Keep her from harm!

Our lovely daughters near.

Our singing sons appear,

May Fortune smiling here

Grace Latvia!

Our lovely daughters near.

Our singing sons appear,

May Fortune smiling here

Grace Latvia!

Latvia Flag

Latvia Flag

Flag History Before it became the national flag of Latvia, the flag was used by the home guard of Cesis. It was brought back by Latvian university students in 1870.
Flag Date of Adoption 27 February 1990
Flag Symbolism three horizontal bands of maroon (top), white (half-width), and maroon

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