National Anthem of Ecuador - “Salve, Oh Patria”

First published at 06:16 UTC on September 16th, 2020.

Ecuador’s anthem is another example of a “Latin American epic anthem”. The lyrics were written in 1865 (the author, Juan León Mera, later served as president of the Ecuadoran senate) and set to music the following year. Except in formal occasions (w…

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