Monday, December 23, 2013

Introduction - Flag and National Anthem Stamps

A flag generally is to symbolize a nation or country. Some national flags have been particularly inspirational to other nations, countries, or subnational entities in the design of their own.
A national anthem(also national hymn, song etc) is a generally patriotic musical composition that evokes and eulogizes the history, tradition and struggles of its people, recognized either by a nation's government as the official national song, or by convention through use by the people. An anthem can become a country's national anthem by a provision in the country's constitution, by a law enacted by its legislature or simply by tradition. The majority of national anthems are either marches or hymns in style. The countries of Latin America tend towards more operatic pieces, while a handful of countries use a simple fanfare. National anthems are usually in the most common language of the country.

Afghanistan

Anthem Title: Surude wa ya Masiwa
Lyric by: Abdul Bari Jahani
Music by: Baret Wassa
Adopted: 1990

Albania

Anthem Title: United Around the Flag
Lyric by: Aleks Stavre Drenova
Music by: Ciprian Porumbescu
Adopted: 1912

Algeria

Anthem Title: We Pledge
Lyric by: Mufdi Zakaria
Music by: Mohamed Fawzi
Adopted: 1963

Andorra

Anthem Title: El Gran Carlemany
Lyric by: Enric Marfany Bons
Music by: Joan Benlloch
Adopted: 1921

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Angola

Anthem Title: Forward Angola
Lyric by: Manuel R. A. Monteiro
Music by: Rui Mingas
Adopted: 1975

Anguilla

Anthem Title:  National Song
Lyric by:
Music by:
Adopted: