Do you hold your hand on your heart when you salute Croatian National anthem? And how then, you can lie and cheat Croatian People?

“Lijepa naša domovino” (“Our Beautiful Homeland”) is the national anthem of Croatia. It is often referred to as just “Lijepa naša” (“Our Beautiful”) in Croatia, which is also a phrase widely used as a metonym for the country.The original lyrics were written by Antun Mihanović and first published under the title “Horvatska domovina” (“Croatian homeland”) in 1835. The author of music has not been indisputably determined although the late 19th century tradition suggests that it might have been the music amateur Josip Runjanin (1821-1878). It has not been
known what was the original form of the melody because the first copy has not been recovered to this day. The complete song was reportedly scored and harmonized by Vatroslav Lichtenegger in 1861 and based on the singing of his students, trainee teachers. It was first performed as the Croatian anthem in the same year, under the title “Lijepa naša”. The original anthem has 15 verses. Since then it has come to be known under the slightly longer present title and a few minor adjustments have been made to the lyrics.

Between 1918 and 1941, segments of the Croatian national anthem were part of the national anthem of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia and it was unofficial hymn of Croats.

During World War II, in the Independent State of Croatia it was also used as state anthem, but never officially recognized as one.


Our beautiful homeland,
O so fearless and gracious.
Our fathers’ ancient glory,
May you be blessed forever.

Dear, you are our only glory,
Dear, you are our only one,
Dear, we love your plains,
Dear, we love your mountains.

Sava, Drava, keep on flowing,
Danube, do not lose your vigour,
Deep blue sea, tell the world,
That a Croat loves his homeland.

Whilst his fields are kissed by sunshine,
Whilst his oaks are whipped by wild winds,
Whilst his dear ones go to heaven,
Whilst his live heart beats.

Lyrics of “Horvatska domovina”
The composer Josip Runjanin

The song originally consisted of fourteen verses but today, only verses one, two, thirteen, and fourteen are part of the national anthem.

Our beautiful homeland,
O so fearless and gracious,
Our father’s ancient glory,
May you be blessed forever.

Beloved, you are our sole glory,
Beloved, you are our only one,
Beloved, where you are plain,
Beloved, where you are mountain

Clear skies, clear forehead,
Mild personalities, mild nights,
Hot summer, hot work,
Clear water, clear eyes:

Great hills, great people,
Red faces, red vines,
Mighty thunders, mighty wonders; –
This is our home!

Sickles are reaping, scythe are waging,
Old man is in hurry, he counts the sheaves,
Stacked hay he rides, flour they are carrying
Bride knits and breastfeeds a child

Cattle is eating, horn is heard,
Oj, oj it rings, oj in blackness,
To fire, youth and elders are going;-
Here is our homeland!

Kindling wood from dark shines far,
All around cheerful meadow,
Songs are loudly echoed by hills,
In loved are singing to tamburica:

They lead kolo, cheery kolo,
On the hills, and on the valley,
Youth is dancing all around;-
We are, friend, in homeland!

Is it the fog what hides the Una?
Or it’s of our people dreary scream?
Who prays for death?
Are the free ones or the slaves?

“It is war, brothers, war heroes,
Snatch your rifle, take a saber,
Saddle horses, go on foot,
May be glory, where ours are!”

Bora roars, fog is gone,-
Dawn breaks, blackness runs,-
Sorrow dies, joy comes,-
Hello freedom, – enemy is down!

Be happy, sad mother,
Your sons have fallen,
Like heroes, like Croats,
They poured blood for homeland!

Flow, fast Sava, flow,
Nor you Danube, lose your power,
Where you murmuring, tell whole world:
That a Croat loves his home,

Whilst the sun warms his fields,
Whilst winds lash his oak trees,
Whilst his lost ones are with grave covered,
Whilst his living heart beats.

Izvor: Otporaš


1 Comment on Do you hold your hand on your heart when you salute Croatian National anthem? And how then, you can lie and cheat Croatian People?

  1. Sve u odrazu vremena. Hrvati su oduvijek bili toliko mudri i pametni da su se uvijek držali najjači na svijetu. Tome je doakz i Hitlerova Austrija i Hitlerova Njemačka, s jedinom razlikom da Hitler nije izgubio ni jenu ni drugi, dok je Poglavnik izgubio hrvatsku Bosnu i Hercegovinu. Sada su najjači Amerikanci i uz pomoć njih HSP misli povratiti izgubljene dijelove Hrvatske Matici Hrvatskoj. Što je pogriješno s time?! Ništa!
    Priloženi link prikaziva sliku ubojice generala DRINJANINA, jedinog od svih hrvatskih Velikana koji je pružio ruku pomirenja Hrvata sa Hrvatom i svih Hrvata sa svim Hrvatima kako bi mogli sačuvati vjekovnu GRANICU NA DRINI.

    Nikad viđena slika Ilije Stanića, ubojice Vjekoslava Maksa Luburića, generala Drinjanina.

    JA SAM “HRVATSKI RODOLJUB” iz hrvatske političke emigracije…rantski-rodoljub/

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