|English: Dear Motherland|
|National anthem of||Bulgaria|
|Lyrics||Țvetan Radoslavov, 1885|
|Music||Țvetan Radoslavov, 1885|
|Adopted||1964 (People's Republic of Bulgaria)|
1971 (reaffirmed in the Živkov Constitution)
1991 (reaffirmed in the Constitution of Bulgaria)
"Mila Rodino" (Bulgarian: Мила Родино, Bulgarian pronunciation: [ˈmiɫɐ ˈrɔdino] MEE-luh RAW-dee-no, "Dear Motherland") is the national anthem of Bulgaria. It was originally a song written and composed by Bulgarian author and scientist Țvetan Radoslavov Hagi-Dencov (1863–1931) whilst on a mission to fight in the Serbo-Bulgarian War in 1885. It was first adopted in 1964 as the anthem of the People's Republic of Bulgaria with different lyrics (words), then again in 1991 when the communist regime fell.
Lyrics[change | change source]
Only the first verse and chorus are sung.
Bulgarian original[change | change source]
|Cyrillic script||Latin script||IPA transcription|
Горда Стара планина,
Gorda Stara planina,
[ɡɔr.d̪ɐ s̪t̪a.rɐ pɫɐ.n̪i.n̪a ǀ]
Poetic English translation[change | change source]
- O Thy Balkan Mounts noble,
- By it sparkleth the Danube;
- O’er Thrace the Sun beameth forth,
- O’er Pirin blazeth forth.
- O dear Motherland,
- Thou – earth’s Promised Land,
- Thy beauty, Thy loveliness,
- Ah, fore’er boundless.
- For our people beloved,
- Lives martyrs have sacrificed
- Mother, give us virile strength
- For persevering their path.
- As one, Bulgarian kins!
- With Moscow in war and peace!
- Lead by Thy great Party
- Our regime of victory.
Original lyrics[change | change source]
Bulgarian Cyrillic script
Bulgarian Latin script
Translated in English
Горда стара планина,
Gorda Stara Planina,
Oh the Balkan Mounts noble,
In popular culture[change | change source]
In October 2017, a Redditor reported an incident where Siri thought the national anthem of Bulgaria was Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's single "Despacito". This bug was fixed afterwards.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 http://socbg.com/2014/04/химнът-на-българия-през-превратности.html "Химнът на България през превратностите на времето". socbg.com. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
- ↑ https://afish.bg/music/item/3111-ot-gorda-stara-planina-do-mila-rodino.html Archived 2020-06-15 at the Wayback Machine От „Горда Стара планина” до „Мила Родино”. Afish.bg.
- ↑ http://www.parliament.bg/?page=history&lng=bg&hid=9 Народно събрание
на Република България.
- ↑ Ivan Voynikov, 2005, History of the Bulgarian state symbols. Part three: The Bulgarian anthem, in Bulgarian: https://web.archive.org/web/20160304023550/http://protobulgarians.com/Kniga%20za%20gerbovete/III.Chast%20treta-himn.htm, Retrieved 2016-03-04.
- ↑ Molloy, Mark (5 October 2017). "Siri mistakes Bulgaria's national anthem for Despacito song". The Telegraph.