The link between the Romanian national anthem and vampires

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You all heard stories about vampires, Dracula and the dark forests of Transilvania. But did you know that the Romanian national anthem has some very creepy lyrics?

Here is the beginning of the original anthem in Romanian followed by its translation in English:

„Deșteaptă-te, române, din somnul cel de moarte,
În care te-adânciră barbarii de tirani!
Acum ori niciodată, croiește-ți altă soarte,
La care să se-nchine și cruzii tăi dușmani.”

(Read the complete & official version of the Romanian national anthem @
"Wake up,  Romanian, from the sleep of death,
In which your barbaric tyrants  put you!
Now, or never, design another destiny for yourself
To which even your cruel enemies would bow!"

What do you think about Romanians now?

By Maricela Potoc

Programmer & blogger

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