Croatian National Anthem Lyrics

“Lijepa naša domovino” is the national anthem of Croatia and the Croatian national anthem lyrics were written by Antun Mihanović and the music to the Croatian national anthem was composed by Josip Runjanin.

The National Anthem Lyrics for Croatia

“Lijepa naša domovino” was officially adopted as the national anthem of Croatia in the year of 1972.


Croatian National Anthem Lyrics in Croatian

1. Lijepa naša domovino,
Oj junačka zemljo mila,
Stare slave djedovino,
Da bi vazda sretna bila!

Mila, kano si nam slavna,
Mila si nam ti jedina,
Mila, kuda si nam ravna,
Mila, kuda si planina!

2. Teci Savo, Dravo teci,
Nit’ti Dunav silu gubi,
Sinje more, svijetu reci,
Da svoj narod Hrvat ljubi.

Dok mu njive sunce grije,
Dok mu hrašće bura vije,
Dok mu mrtve grobak krije,
Dok mu živo srce bije!

Croatian National Anthem Lyrics Meaning in English

1. Our beautiful homeland,
Oh dear, heroic land,
Fatherland of ancient glory,
May you always be happy!

Dear, as much as you are glorious,
Only you are dear to us.
Dear, where your land is flat,
Dear, where it is mountainous.

2. Flow Sava, Drava flow,
Nor you, Danube, lose your power,
Azure sea, tell to the world
That a Croat loves his nation.

As long as sun warms his ploughed land,
As long as storms lash his oak trees,
As long as the grave hides his dead,
As long as his living heart beats!

Croatian National Anthem Lyrics

When is Croatian National Anthem Played or Sung?

National anthem of Croatia is normally played or performed during national holidays, especially on the independence day events in Croatia. It is also carried out during cultural and other celebrations in Croatia, typically marking off the start or completion of such celebrations.

National anthem of Croatia is also typically carried out in worldwide sporting events, such as the Olympic Games as well school sport occasions.


What is the importance of Croatian National Anthem in Croatia?

The national anthem of Croatia, like other nationwide signs of Croatia, represents the custom, past history, and faiths of Croatia and its folks. Thus, it assists stimulate sensations of patriotism amongst the Croatian people and advises them of their Croatia’s magnificence, beauty, and abundant heritage.

It also helps join the citizens of Croatia by one single song or music. Throughout the performance of the Croatian national anthem, citizens of Croatia, despite their ethnic differences, rise up in unity and listen attentively or sing the song with fantastic passion.

Sports men and women from Croatia also feel a great moment of pride when they get a medal at an international sporting occasion while Croatia’s national anthem is played in the background. It provides a sensation of having made their country proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of Croatia in schools learn to appreciate their nation and develop a sense of unity among themselves.