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Nat'l Anthem
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Nat'l Anthem
by Charly García
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Argentina's flag is composed of three horizontal stripes, two of which are light blue and the central one white. In the middle of the latter there is a 32-pointed golden sun with the drawing of a human face. 

There are several possible explanations that justify the colors of the flag. The most popular and poetic one states that it was simply inspired in the colors of the sky. Historians claim, however, that light blue and white were the colors of the Bourbon family that ruled Spain. Independence revolutionaries would have then started to disseminate the use of these colors not to raise any suspicion.

The flag was created by general Manuel Belgrano, in the place where now lies the city of Rosario. The flag day is celebrated in his death anniversary (June 20th).


   
Himno Nacional
 
Oíd, mortales, el grito sagrado
Libertad, libertad, libertad
Oíd el ruido de rotas cadenas
Ved en trono a la noble igualdad

Ya su trono dignísimo abrieron
Las provincias unidas del sur

Y los libres del mundo responden
Al gran pueblo argentino ¡salud!
Al gran pueblo argentino ¡salud!

Y los libres del mundo responden
Al gran pueblo argentino ¡salud!

Y los libres del mundo responden
Al gran pueblo argentino ¡salud!

Sean eternos los laureles
Que supimos conseguir
Que supimos conseguir

Coronados de gloria vivamos
O juremos con gloria morir
O juremos con gloria morir
O juremos con gloria morir

Mortals! Hear the sacred cry
Freedom! Freedom! Freedom!
Hear the noise of broken chains
See noble Equality enthroned

The United Provinces of the South
Have now displayed their worthy throne

And the free peoples of the world reply
We salute the great people of Argentina!
We salute the great people of Argentina!

And the free peopl
es of the world reply
We salute the great people of Argentina!

And the free peoples of the world reply
We salute the great people of Argentina!

May the laurels be eternal
That we knew how to win
That we knew how to win

Let us live crowned with glory
Or swear to die gloriously
Or swear to die gloriously
Or swear to die gloriously

 

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