Glory to Hong Kong

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Glory to Hong Kong (Chinese: 願榮光歸香港) is a Cantonese song produced during the 2019 Hong Kong protests. Many protestors mentioned that the song is Hong Kong's unofficial national anthem, and it has become a theme song for the movement.[1]

Background[change | change source]

The song was first uploaded onto YouTube on 31 August, 2019. It was composed by "Thomas dgx yhl" (a pseudonym), a local musician, and a group of un-named netizens (Internet users). An English version was also produced.[2] An orchestral MV production with chorus was uploaded to YouTube on 11 September, 2019.[3]

On 10 September 2019, Hong Kong supporters sung the song for the first time at the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.[4] On that same night, the song was also sung at dozens of shopping malls all around Hong Kong.[5]

Where did the name mean?[change | change source]

The word glory (榮光) in the song title means honor (榮) and brilliance (光).

See also[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Listen to the Song That Hong Kong's Youthful Protesters Are Calling Their 'National Anthem'". TIME. 2019-09-10.
  2. "Protesters' latest theme song, 'Glory to Hong Kong', rings out in malls". 2019-09-11. Retrieved 2019-09-10.
  3. "《願榮光歸香港》管弦樂團及合唱團版 MV".
  4. "Hong Kong: Demonstrators boo Chinese anthem at football qualifier". Retrieved 2019-09-10.
  5. "【願榮光歸香港】大埔、沙田、油塘多區居民晚上接力大合唱".

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