About Dominicana Republic
The National Anthem and the Flag of the Dominican Republic
Words - Emilio Prudhoe
Music - Jose Reyes
Quisqueyanos valientes alcemos
nuestro canto con viva emoción
Y del mundo a la paz ostentemos
Nuestro invicto glorioso perdón
Salve el pueblo que intrépido y fuerte
A la guerra a morir se lanzo
Cuando en bélico reto de muerte
Sus cadenas de esclavo rompió.
Ningún pueblo ser libre merece
Si es esclavo, indolente y servil,
Si en su pecho la llama no crece
Que templo el heroísmo viril.
Mas Quisqueya día indómita y brava
Siempre altiva la frente alzara,
Que si fuere mil veces esclava
Otras tantas ser libre sabrá.
National Anthem of the Dominican Republic appeared in 1883 from the pen of
two talented men, whose names were Emilio Prud'Ome (words) and José Reyes
First, «the release of the» anthem and acquaintance with him the general
public was held on August 17 of the same year, when transferring of the remains
of the «Father of the Fatherland» Juan Pablo Duarte (1813−1876), who created a secret society «La Trinidad» for the country's liberation from the oppression
of the Haitian, a long time to oppress the Dominican people. Also it is assumed
that Duarte is the founder of the Republic, proclaimed in 1844 .The urn with
the ashes of Duarte was transferred to the shoulders of people who receive this rare honor, and throughout the procession sounded the national anthem, which
has become since then a symbol of patriotism. Words and music easy to remember
anthem and penetrate deep into the soul of every Dominican, who loves his homeland.
The orchestra, which played on the day included a violin, flute, clarinet,
trombone, cello, double bass, and other instruments.
The Flag of the Dominican Republic
For the first time the Dominican flag was embroidered by hand ladies
Concepción Ėrnandės Bona and Maria de Jesus Benites. Historians believe that this flag and developed during the night February 27, 1844, at a crucial moment
for the freedom of the fatherland.
However, there is another view of the appearance of the Dominican flag.
According to Thomas Madiou even 26 of 1844 was not yet decided on how to be a
flag. On a secret society meeting «La Trinidad» one of its members Joaquín
Pueyo he proposed to leave Haitian option for two reasons: «that there was no
conflict, and that the people themselves could choose its own flag.» Another
member of the Assembly proposed to add to the Haitian flag, a white cross,that
was accepted by all. This circumstance misled the Haitian military, sent to
stop the people that night. Seeing in the hands of people developing the Haitian flag Haitian army retreated.
Members of the public want to create a flag that is radically different from Haitian: and color, and symbols depicted on the flag. They wanted the flag has
become a symbol of freedom, independence and patriotism.
Many other versions of the Dominican flag appeared throughout the country's
history, and has always remained the symbol of the flag, who wanted to see in
it the members of the secret society «La Trinidad».