Test yourself on the Latvian anthem
june 1, 18:32
June 7 marks the 100th anniversary after Dievs, svētī Latviju! (God Bless Latvia) was proclaimed the official Latvian anthem. On this occasion, our history buffs have prepared a quiz so you could test your knowledge about this genteel song of yore and today.
Test yourself on the Latvian national anthem
Composer Kārlis Baumanis (1835-1905) wrote Dievs, svētī Latviju (God Bless Latvia) in 1872, hoping that it'll be included in the program of the first-ever Latvian Song Festival. He sent the festival committee the words and sheet music by mail as he was abroad at the time. Where did he live when he wrote the song?
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