sábado, 6 de julho de 2013

Independence Day - July 4th

O "Independence Day" (Dia da Independência) ou "Fourth of July" (4 de julho) é um dos feriados mais importantes dos Estados Unidos. Foi esse o dia em que os Estados Unidos decretou sua independência da Inglaterra em 1776. Para celebrar o 4 de julho, os americanos costumam fazer churrasco, soltar fogos e cantar músicas patrióticas.

Conheça um pouco mais desta história cantando o hino nacional americano.

The Star Spangled Banner
Oh, say! can you see by the dawn’s early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last  leaming;
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there:
Oh, say! does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,

Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In fully glory reflected now shines in the stream:
‘Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh, long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore

That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps’ pollution!
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Oh, thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand

Between their loved home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav’n-rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust”:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.


The Star Spangled Banner - A Bandeira Estrelada
What so proudly - O que tão orgulhosamente 
The bombs - As bombas
Bursting in air -  Explodindo no ar
Breeze - Brisa
In fully glory - Em plena glória
No refuge  - Nenhum refúgio
Rescued land - Paraíso-resgatado
Praise the Power - Louve o Poder
Then conquer - Então conquiste
Battle’s confusion - Confusão da batalha
From the terror - Do terror 
The home of the brave - O lar dos bravos
Ramparts- Muralhas
Freemen -  Homens livres
Blest with victory - Bendito com vitória
And this be our motto - E este é nosso lema

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