National Anthem of Bosnia and Herzegovina
National anthem of Bosnia and Herzegovina
|Also known as||Intermeco, Intermezzo|
|Adopted||10 February 1998|
The National Anthem of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian: Državna himna Bosne i Hercegovine / Државна химна Босне и Херцеговине), is the name of the official national anthem of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is one of the four national anthems (along with that of Kosovo, Spain and San Marino) in the world to have no official lyrics. The anthem was adopted on 25 June 1999, by the promulgation of the Law on the National Anthem of Bosnia and Herzegovina, replacing the previous anthem, "Jedna si jedina", which excluded the country's Serb and Croat communities, this despite the fact that the text does not mention any nationality. It was in use from 10 February 1998, as the flag and coat of arms.
The composer Dušan Šestić from Banja Luka composed the melody, to which initially there were no lyrics under the working title Intermeco ( Intermezzo ), which is commonly referred to as the title of the anthem.
Lyrics written by Dušan Šestić, the original composer, and Benjamin Isović were accepted by a parliamentary commission in February 2009. The decision still requires approval of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The lyrics do not mention the two administrative entities or the constitutional nations that make up the state, and end with the line "We are going into the future, together!".
|Proposed Lyrics (Cyrillic Alphabet)||Proposed Lyrics (Latin Alphabet)||English Translation|
Ти си свjетлост душе
Ti si svjetlost duše
You're the light of the soul
- "Spain - Marcha Real". NationalAnthems.me. Retrieved 2011-11-23.
- Office of the High Representative (25 June 1999). "Decision imposing the Law on the National Anthem of BiH". Retrieved 10 May 2010.
- Ministry of Justice of Bosnia and Herzegovina (4 June 2010). "Proposal of the Text for the National Hymn of BiH Adopted by the Council of Ministers of BiH". Retrieved 10 May 2010.
- Balkan Insight (23 February 2010). "Bosnia Anthem Gets Lyrics After 10 Years". Retrieved 10 May 2010.
- The Bosnia and Herzegovina, Council of Ministers have a page about the national symbols, including an instrumental file.
- Himna BiH napokon dobila tekst - The website "Sarajevo-x" features a page on the anthem's lyrics, including a vocal version.
- Bosnia and Herzegovina: Državna himna Bosne i Hercegovine - Audio of the national anthem of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with information and lyrics