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Kde domov můj?

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Kde domov můj? (literally, Where is my home?) was first performed in 1834 as part of Fidlovačka, a play which became popular among Czech nationalists. It was adopted as anthem in 1918 after the formation of Czechoslovakia, with the addition of lyrics from the Slovak song Nad Tatrou sa blýska.

After the dissolution of Czechoslovakia in 1992, the national anthem was split into two halves, just like the country – the Czech anthem kept the Czech half of the former anthem, and the Slovak anthem kept the Slovak half.



Kde domov můj, kde domov můj?
Voda hučí po lučinách,
bory šumí po skalinách,
v sadě skví se jara květ,
zemský ráj to na pohled!
A to je ta krásná země,
země česká domov můj,
země česká domov můj!


Where is my home, where is my home?
Water roars across the meadows,
Pinewoods rustle among crags,
The garden is glorious with spring blossom,
Paradise on earth it is to see.
And this is that beautiful land,
The Czech land, my home,
The Czech land, my home.


František Škroup
Josef Kajetán Tyl
Music and lyrics: 1834; Adopted: 1992.

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