Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Latin Anthem

Did you know that the anthem to the European Union is in Latin? The song is set to “Ode to Joy” by Beethoven.
Here are the lyrics!
Est Europa nunc unita (Europe is united now)
Et unita maneat (United may it remain)
Una in diversitate (Our unity in diversity)
Pacem mundi augeat (May it contribute to world peace)
Semper regnant in Europa (May there forever reign in Europe)
Fides et iustitia (Faith and justice)
Et libertas populorum (And freedom of the people)
In maiore patria (In a greater fatherland)
Cives, floreat Europa (Citizens, may Europe flourish)
Opus magnum vocat vos (A great task calls on you)
Stellae signa sunt in caelo (Golden stars in the sky are)
Aureae, quae iungant nos (The symbols that shall unite us)

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