On the 22nd of April annually, people celebrate the EARTH DAY by demonstrating support for environmental protection (more information here). Around 200 countries organize various events and you can also listen to the Earth Day Anthems.  There are two of them, one written by an Indian poet and diplomat Abhay Kumar, which was translated into eight languages, and the other is the official European Union anthem to the melody of Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” yet with different lyrics.

Take a look at the two anthems and choose your favourite:

  1. Our cosmic oasis, cosmic blue pearl
    the most beautiful planet in the universe
    all the continents and the oceans of the world
    united we stand as flora and fauna
    united we stand as species of one earth
    black, brown, white, different colours
    we are humans, the earth is our home.
    Our cosmic oasis, cosmic blue pearl
    the most beautiful planet in the universe
    all the people and the nations of the world
    all for one and one for all
    united we unfurl the blue marble flag
    black, brown, white, different colours
    we are humans, the earth is our home.

 

 

2. Joyful joyful we adore our Earth in all its wonderment

Simple gifts of nature that all join into a paradise
Now we must resolve to protect her
Show her our love throughout all time
With our gentle hand and touch
We make our home a newborn world
Now we must resolve to protect her
Show her our love throughout all time
With our gentle hand and touch

We make our home a newborn world

 

 

HAPPY EARTH DAY!!!