National Anthem day is commemorated on March 3 of every year. A national anthem is a state anthem, national hymn, national songs which is a patriotic musical composition that evokes the records, traditions, and struggles of its people, recognized either by a nation’s government as the official national song or by convention through use by the people. The poem has four stanzas, only the first and last is commonly sung on the day.
“The dead solider’s science sings our national anthem.” – Aaron Kilbourn
History of National Anthem Day
The Star-Spangled Banner is the national anthem of United States Of America which was written by Francis Scott Key on September 14th of 1814, after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry by British ships during the War of 1812. The anthem was adopted eighty-six years ago on March 4, 1931, and was composed by John Stafford Smith. The key to the anthem was inspired by the large American flag, the Star Spangled Banner, flying triumphantly above the fort during the victory of America. The anthem soon became a well-known American patriotic song. The anthem was recognized for official use by the United States Navy in 1889, and by U.S President in 1916, and was made the national anthem by a Congressional resolution on March 3, 1931, which was signed by President Herber Hoover. National Anthem Day is celebrated to honor the national anthem of the country.
Other Celebrations on March 3
March 3 is also celebrated as
- What If Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day
- World Wildlife Day
- National Mulled Wine Day
- National Cold Cuts Day
- National Canadian Bacon Day
- National I Want You to be Happy Day
- International Irish Whiskey Day
How to Celebrate the Day
National Anthem Day is celebrated by singing the Star Spangled Banner. This day is an opportunity to learn a little bit more about the nation’s history, and perhaps to exhibit a small bit of pride in its history. National Anthem Day is considered as a public day with lots of educational and cultural programs, musical concerts and parades. Post pictures and share your celebrations on the social media’s by using the hashtag #NationalAnthemDay.
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