Slovak National Anthem Lyrics

“Nad Tatrou sa blýska” is the national anthem of Slovakia and the Slovak national anthem lyrics were written by Janko Matúška and the music to the Slovak national anthem was composed by an unknown person from a folk tune.

The National Anthem Lyrics for Slovakia

“Nad Tatrou sa blýska” was officially adopted as the national anthem of Slovakia in the year of 1918.


Slovakian National Anthem Lyrics in Slovak

1. Nad Tatrou sa blýska,
hromy divo bijú.
Nad Tatrou sa blýska,
hromy divo bijú.
Zastavme ich, bratia,
veď sa ony stratia,
Slováci ožijú.
Zastavme ich, bratia,
veď sa ony stratia,
Slováci ožijú.

2. To Slovensko naše
posiaľ tvrdo spalo.
To Slovensko naše
posiaľ tvrdo spalo.
Ale blesky hromu
vzbudzujú ho k tomu,
aby sa prebralo.
Ale blesky hromu
vzbudzujú ho k tomu,
aby sa prebralo.

Slovakian National Anthem Lyrics Meaning in English

1. There’s lightning over the Tatras,
thunderclaps wildly beat.
There’s lightning over the Tatras,
thunderclaps wildly beat.
Let us stop them, brothers,
They’ll just disappear,
the Slovaks will revive.
Let us stop them, brothers,
They’ll just disappear,
the Slovaks will revive.

2. That Slovakia of ours
has been fast asleep so far.
That Slovakia of ours
has been fast asleep so far.
But the thunder’s lightning
is rousing it
to come awake.
But the thunder’s lightning
is rousing it
to come awake.
Slovak National Anthem Lyrics

When is Slovak National Anthem Played or Sung?

National anthem of Slovakia is normally played or performed during national holidays, especially on the independence day celebrations in Slovakia. It is also carried out throughout cultural and other festivals in Slovakia, generally marking off the beginning or completion of such festivals.

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


What is the importance of Slovak National Anthem in Slovakia?

The national anthem of Slovakia, like other nationwide signs of Slovakia, represents the custom, past history, and faiths of Slovakia and its citizens. Hence, it helps stimulate sensations of patriotism among the Slovak individuals and reminds them of their Slovakia’s splendor, beauty, and rich heritage.

It also helps unite the citizens of Slovakia by one single record or music. Throughout the performance of the Slovak national anthem, citizens of Slovakia, despite their ethnic differences, rise up in unison and listen attentively or sing the song with excellent enthusiasm.

Sports men and women from Slovakia also feel an excellent moment of delight when they receive a medal at an international sporting event while Slovakia’s national anthem is played in the background. It provides a feeling of having actually made their nation proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of Slovakia in schools learn to appreciate their country and develop a sense of unity among themselves.