Anthems & Flags

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Flag adopted 23 January, 1831

Description: Vertically divided black-yellow-red.

The colors were taken from the flag of Brabant, a province in the Low Countries (the Netherlands + Belgium), which extended from Walloon province Walloon Brabant, over Flemish Brabant (and Brussels) and Antwerpen in Flanders, and in the Netherlands the province of North-Brabant.

Click To Play Belgium Anthem

LA

BRABANÇONNE
(The Song of Brabant)

FRENCH WORDS
Noble Belgique à jamais terre chérie,
A toi nos coeurs, à toi nos bras.
Par le sang pur répondu pour toi, Patrie.
Nous le jurons d'un seul cri: tu vivras!
Tu vivras, toujours grande et belle,
Et ton invincible unité
Aura pour devise immortelle,
Le Roi, la Loi, La liberté.
Aura pour devise immortelle,
Le Roi, la Loi, La liberté.
Le Roi, la Loi, La liberté.
Le Roi, la Loi, La liberté.

FLEMISH WORDS
O dierbaar België,
O heilig land der vaderen,
Onze ziel en ons hard zijn U gewijd.
Aanvaard ons kracht en het bloed van onze ad'ren,
wees ons doel in arbeid en in strijd.
Bloei o land, in eendracht niet te breken,
wees immer Uzelf en ongeknecht.
Het woord getrouw dat ge onbevreesd moogt spreken,
voor vorst, voor vrijheid en voor recht.
Het woord getrouw dat ge onbevreesd moogt spreken,
voor vorst, voor vrijheid en voor recht.
Voor vorst voor vrijheid en voor recht,
voor vorst voor vrijheid en voor recht!

ENGLISH TRANSLATION
Noble Belgium - for ever a dear land -
We give you our hearts and our arms.
By the pure blood split for you, our Fatherland,
We swear with one cry - You will live!
You will live, always great and beautiful,
And your invincible unity
Will have as your immortal emblem -
For King, Justice and Liberty!
Will have as your immortal emblem -
For King, Justice and Liberty!
For King, Justice and Liberty!
For King, Justice and Liberty!

PBBF


Flag adopted 14 August, 1947

Description: Vertically divided white-green with crescent and star.

The Pakistan Flag was designed by Ameer-ud-din Khidwai. The national flag of Pakistan is dark green in color with a white bar, a white crescent in the centre and a five-pointed star. The significance of the color and symbols used in the Pakistan Flag is as follows:

The white and dark green field represents minorities & Muslim majority, respectively.

The crescent on the flag represents progress.

The five-rayed star represents light and knowledge.

Click To Play Pakistani Anthem

QAUMI TARANA
Pak sarzamin shad bad
Kishware haseen shad bad
Tunishane azmealishan arze Pakistan
Markazeyaqin shadbad.
Pak sarzamin ka nizam quwate akhuwati awam
Qaum, mulk, Sultanat
Painda ta binda bad shad, bad man zele murad.
Parchame sitarao hilal
Rahbare tarraqio ka mal
Tarjumane mazishane hal jane istaqbal
Sayyai, khudae zul jalal

ENGLISH TRANSLATION
Blessed be the sacred land,
Happy be the bounteous realm,
Symbol of high resolve,
Land of Pakistan.
Blessed be thou citadel of faith
The Order of this Sacred Land
Is the might of the brotherhood of the people.
May the nation, the country, and the State
Shine in glory everlasting.
Blessed be the goal of our ambition.
This flag of the Crescent and the Star
Leads the way to progress and perfection
Interpreter of our past, glory of our present,
Inspiration of our future,
Symbol of Almighty's protection.