Glory to Hong Kong
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.
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. An orchestral MV production with chorus was uploaded to YouTube on 11 September, 2019.
On 10 September 2019, Hong Kong supporters sung the song for the first time at the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. On that same night, the song was also sung at dozens of shopping malls all around Hong Kong.
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]
- "Listen to the Song That Hong Kong's Youthful Protesters Are Calling Their 'National Anthem'". TIME. 2019-09-10.
- "Protesters' latest theme song, 'Glory to Hong Kong', rings out in malls". 2019-09-11. Retrieved 2019-09-10.
- "《願榮光歸香港》管弦樂團及合唱團版 MV".
- "Hong Kong: Demonstrators boo Chinese anthem at football qualifier". Retrieved 2019-09-10.