Lithuania National Anthem

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Anthem History

"Tautiška Giesme" is the national anthem of Lithuania. It was written in 1898 by Dr. Vincas Kudirka and became the official national anthem in 1919.

Anthem Lyrics

Lietuva, Tevyne musu,


Tu didvyriu žeme,


Iš praeities Tavo sunus


Te stiprybe semia.

Tegul Tavo vaikai eina


Vien takais dorybes,


Tegul dirba Tavo naudai


Ir žmoniu gerybei.

Tegul saule Lietuvoj


Tamsumas prašalina,


Ir šviesa, ir tiesa


Mus žingsnius telydi.

Tegul meile Lietuvos


Dega musu širdyse,


Vardan tos Lietuvos


Vienybe težydi!

Anthem Lyrics English

Lithuania Our Homeland,


land of heroes,


let your sons draw strength


from the past.

May your children walk


only ways of goodness,


Let them labor for your good


And for the welfare of the people.

Let the sun eliminate


Lithuania's shadows,


and may light and truth


Accompany our footsteps.

May the love for Lithuania


burn in our hearts,


and, for Lithuania's sake,


let unity flourish!

Lithuania Flag

Flag Date of Adoption 1918
Flag Symbolism three equal horizontal bands of yellow (top), green, and red

Yellow is the color of the sun symbolizing light, prosperity, nobility, honesty and spiritual greatness. The green is the color of vegetation, symbolizing the beauty of nature, life, hope, freedom and joy. Red is the color of the land and of blood, symbolizing love, daring, courage and blood shed for the Fatherland.

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