Why is Spain's national anthem without words?

 Why is Spain's national anthem without words?

Surprisingly, "Marcha Real", the Spanish national anthem or the royal anthem have no words, and it is one of four national anthems in the world with no words: San Marino, Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Spain's national anthem is one of the oldest in the world.

"Marcha Real" first appeared as "La Marcha de Granaderos" and "Manuel de Espinosa de los Monteros" is believed to be the original author of the music of the national anthem. In 1770, "La Marcha de Granaderos" was declared as an official anthem played during events at the court of King Carlos III, before becoming the country's national anthem during the era of Isabel II. In 1908, this anthem was adopted as a national anthem by royal order of King Alfonso XIII.

What are the challenges facing Spain's national anthem?

There was a threat to change "Marcha Real" as a national anthem following the 1868 revolution, when General Prem requested a competition to seek a new national anthem, but his efforts did not bear fruit. During the Second Spanish Republic (1931-1939), that anthem was replaced by the anthem "Himno de Riego" as an official anthem, but the old anthem was restored after the Spanish Civil War when General Franco changed its name to "La Marcha Granadera."

Have words been added to Spain's national anthem?

Because the Spanish anthem lacked words, people added their own words to their beloved anthem. Previously, words were assigned to him during Alphonso XIII, as well as dictator Franco, but were abolished due to political circumstances. In 2008, a lyrics competition was held before Spain's attempts to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. Although many proposals had arrived, the contest had been halted five days later because of widespread criticism of the proposed words, which might provoke sedition and political division, especially in the light of some territories' attempts to secede from the parent State. Currently, Spain's national anthem is played on national occasions, with people standing in tunes playing a pause of respect for the country and the royal family but without words.

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