National Anthems by Egantx7

Question 3

This nation's national anthem, among the longest in the world, consists of two stanzas of 26 lines each. By law, when played only by musicians, the second stanza may be omitted, but when sung, both stanzas must be sung in their entirety. Identify this nation with an anthem which opens with the lines (in a rough English translation):

The placid banks of the Ipiranga heard

The resounding cry of a heroic folk

And the sun of Liberty in shining beams

Shone in the homeland's sky at that instant.