National Anthem: Romania - Deșteaptă-te, române!

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"Deșteaptă-te, române!" Romanian (variously translated as "Awaken thee, Romanian!", "Awaken, Romanian!", or "Wake up, Romanian!") is the national anthem of Romania.

The lyrics were composed by Andrei Mureșanu (1816–1863) and the music was popular (it was chosen for the poem by Gheorghe Ucenescu, as most sources say). It was written and published during the 1848 revolution, initially with the name "Un răsunet" ("An echo"). It was first sung in late June in the same year in the city of Brașov, on the streets of Șchei quarter. It was immediately accepted as the revolutionary anthem and renamed "Deșteaptă-te, române".

Since then, this song, which contains a message of liberty and patriotism, has been sung during all major Romanian conflicts, including during the 1989 anti-Ceaușist revolution. After that revolution, it became the national anthem, replacing the communist-era national anthem "Trei culori" ("Three colors").

July 29 is now "National Anthem Day" (Ziua Imnului național), an annual observance in Romania.

The song was also used on various solemn occasions in the Moldavian Democratic Republic, during its brief existence, between 1917 and 1918. Between 1991 and 1994 it was the national anthem of Moldova as well, but was subsequently replaced by the current Moldovan anthem, "Limba noastră" ("Our language").

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It's one of the rare anthems that I can instantly recognize thanks to Romanian gymnasts winning hundreds of gold medals in international competitions

Author — Inyourlap


Viva România. în Argentina ne place foarte mult românii! 🇷🇴🇦🇷

Author — Argentum


I like this country along with their language. That's why I'm currently learning Romanian

Author — Toxic Emerald


If it wasn’t for the Romanians rescuing my great grandparents from Armenia during the Genocide, I wouldn’t be here. God bless Romania 💙💛❤️

Author — Սիմոն փիլիպոսեան


It's weird because most of the anthems are played in a major chord, but it isn't the case with the Romanian anthem which is played in a minor chord. But this national anthem is my favourite! Very patriotic! Greetings from Switzerland! 😄😄🇨🇭🇨🇭

Author — Julian S


Long live Romania!
From romanian brother born in Bulgaria ✌

Author — Манол Димитров


My love and my respect to Romania from Norway!

Author — Asz1234567890 Vui


Been to Bucharest myself and I still think Romanians are extremely friendly and their language is beautiful!


Author — Antanas Andriuškevičius


Hello Friends Romanians, Great Country by history. Greetings from the republic of chile with friend Chilean 🇨🇱💜🇷🇴

Author — Anita Molina Lepicheo


Glorie pentru la româna !
Română esti frumoăsa !
Scuze pentru rău meu român, eu sunt francez

Author — Jojo Painpain


Viva la Romania!!
From your eternal Latin brother Italy!

Author — Canada Ball


The Romanian anthem is amazing!
Love and respect Romania from Greece!

Author — Mars the Red Planet


Spain, Portugal, France, and Italy may be known as Roman descent who shares a similar language. But don't forget their far brother Romania, which the name itself means "The Land of Rome".
You might find some words that have a Latin origin like

*moarte (similar to Spanish muerte)*, or
*Sânge (similar to Portuguese Sangue)*,
*Noastre (similar to Italian Nostre)*,
*Triumf(ător) (similar to French Triomphe)*.

Despite its location in the Balkans instead of Western Europe.

Author — Valerian Santosa


Greetings from France to all Romanians friends !
Such a beautiful and underrated country !

Author — Bakovian


Even though our two nations do not really get along, I still have a lot of respect for Romania. We must not let history divide us, but have a stronger future together. I may be Hungarian, but I love my Romanian brothers and sisters. We may have conflict, but a majority is over stupid reasons. I know that a main conflict between us is who Transylvania belongs to. It was at first part of Hungarian territory and Hungary controlled Romania, but that was back when Vlad Tepes was still alive. After WW1 Romania gained control of Transylvania until WW2 when Hitler gave Transylvania back to Hungary. After that war, Romania gained it again. We can just say that both nations are entitled to it, but Romania is looking after it. Hungarians may live in Transylvania and have a great life, and Romanians can live in Budapest, Pecs, or wherever and have a great life as well. Anyway, lots of respect and blessings to Romania from a person from Hungary who loves Romania!

Author — Kaleb Maruschok


Love you Romania. From Greece.
Romanians are NOT Gipsies!

Author — Μιχάλης Δελώτης


Congratulations for your national holiday on 1st December Romania from your friends in Germany <3
Its such a beautiful country with so nice and charming people. Wish you all the best for the future

Author — Chris Feik


My favourite anthem by far: so effective it makes me feel patriotic for a country to which I have no connection whatsoever. Beautiful!

Author — Tomas Jakovac


Respect Romania from Russia! romania strong!



La mulți ani, România, la mulți ani, popor frumos ! 💙💛❤

Author — Cătălina Tudor