The lyrics of the Mexican National Anthem are considered one of the most beautiful in the world, and although currently only four verses are sung, there is a lot of history behind it. The patriotic symbols not only have a whole history, but they are also a symbol of a past struggle that granted freedom as a Mexican country. As we well know, Mexico has years of struggle and history, therefore, this time we will tell you the history of the national flag.
What you didn't know about Mexico's National Anthem
Just like the Mexican Flag and the Coat of Arms, the Anthem fulfills the function of social, political and cultural cohesion of Mexicans. According to the Archivo General de la Nación, in the history of Mexico, there were several anthems in the country, however, for various reasons they were forgotten. One of the reasons why the first anthems were forgotten were the struggles that existed between liberals and conservatives.
What was the first anthem in Mexico?
History tells us that the first recorded anthem was the march of José Torrescano, which dates back to 1821. This was prior to the consummation of the Independence, on the occasion of the capitulation of Queretaro before the forces of Agustin de Iturbide, however, the true National Anthem arrived until 1854. It all came about when the former president Antonio López de Santa Anna was in his last period as president from 1853 to 1855.
It was at that time that a contest was held to create the lyrics of the Mexican National Anthem, in which the musicalization of composer Jaime Nunó and the lyrics of Francisco González Bocanegra stood out. At present, both Nunó's and Gonzáles Bocanegra's contributions make up the current national anthem. It is worth mentioning that it was until September 1854 in the National Theater where the lyrics of the Mexican National Anthem were interpreted for the first time in its entirety.