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

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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:

Antigua and Barbuda

Anthem Title:  Fair Antigua, We Salute Thee
Lyric by: Novelle Richards
Music by: Walter Chambers
Adopted: 1967

Antillen

Anthem Title:
Lyric by: Zahira Hiliman
Music by: Rudolf Theodorus Palm
Adopted:

Argentina

Anthem Title: Patriotic March
Lyric by: Vincente Lopez y Planes
Music by: Blas Parera
Adopted: 1813

Armenia

Anthem Title: Our Fatherland
Lyric by: Michael Nalbandian
Music by:
Adopted: 1991

Austria

Anthem Title: Land der Berge, Land am Strome
Lyric by: Paula von Preradovic
Music by: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Adopted: 1946

Azerbaijan

Anthem Title:  March on, Azerbaijan
LYric by: Ahmad Javad
Music by: Uzeyir Hajibeyov
Adopted: 1918

Bahamas

Anthem Title: March on, Bahamland
Lyric and Music by: Timothy Gibson
Adopted: 1973

Bahrain

Anthem Title: Bahrainona
Lyric by:
Music by:
Adopted:

Bangladesh

Anthem Title: My Golden/Beloved Bengel
Lyric and Music by:  Rabindranath Tagore
Adopted: 1972

Barbados

Anthem Title:  In Plenty and In Time of Need
Lyric by: Irvine Burgie
Music by:C. van Roland Edwards
Adopted: 1966

Belarus

Anthem Title:  State Anthem of the Republic of Belarus(My Belarusy)
Lyric by: Mikas Klimkovich
Muaic by: Niescier Sakalouski
Adopted: 2002

Belgium

Anthem Title: Brahainona
Lyric by: Jenneval(Dechet)
Music by: Francois van Campenhout
Adopted: 1860

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Belize

Anthem Title:  Land of Free
Lyric by: Samuel Alfred Hayes
Music by: Selwyn Waford Young
Adopted: 1981

Benin

Anthem Title: The Dawn of a New day
Lyric and Music by: Gilbert Jean Dragnon
Adopted: 1960

Bermuda

Anthem Title: Hail to Bermuda(God Save the Queen)
Lyric and Music by: Bette Johns
Adopted:

Bhutan

Anthem Title: The Thunder Dragon Kingdom
Lyric by: Dasho Gyaddan Thinley
Music by: Aku Tongmi
Adopted: 1953

Bolivia

Anthem Title: Bolivianos
Lyric by: Jose Ignscio de Sannjines
Music by: Leopold Benedetto Vincenti
Adopted: 1851

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Anthem Title: National Anthem of Bosnia & Herzegovina
Lyric by: Duan Sestic abd Benjamin Isovic
Music by: Duan Sestic
Adopted: 1999

Botswana

Anthem Title: The Land of Ours
Lyric by: Kgalemang Tumedisco
Music by: Motseto
Adopted: 1966

Brazil

Anthem Title: Hini Nacional Brazileino
Lyric by: Joaquin Satrada
Music by: Francisco Manuel da Silva
Adopted: 1831

Brunei

Anthem Title: God Bless the Saltan
Lyric by: Abdul Rahim
Music by: Haji Awang Besarbin Sagap
Adopted: 1951

Bulgaria

Anthem Title: Dear Motherland
Lyric and Music by: Tsvelan Radoslavoy, Music Polished by Dobri Hristov
Adopted: 1964