Nie je hymna ako hymna. Hymny v procesoch transformacie na prelomu tisicrocia
THERE ARE ANTHEMS AND ANTHEMS. ANTHEMS WITH THE PROCESSES OF TRANSFORMATION AT THE TURN OF THE MILLENIUM
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In her essay, the authoress deals with different levels of self-identification at members of Slovak language islands in Hungary, based on an example of more ethnically symptomatic anthems. On the one hand, it is the anthem of the Slovaks in Hungary, which became an official anthem of this minority in 1999. The Slovaks in Hungary accepted the melody of a carol generally spread in Slovakia to be their anthem. The text of this song comes from 1991 and it was written by V. Gruska, a Slovak involved in folklorism in Slovakia. It is the song 'Daj Boh stastia tejto zemi' publicized in the media also in Slovakia, but mainly as a Christmas carol. Based on the aforementioned example the authoress points out the different historical memory of the Slovaks in Hungary and of the Hungarians in Slovakia on one side, and that of the Slovaks living in Slovakia on the other side. While the Hungarians in Slovakia take the official Hungarian anthem for their own, the Slovaks in Hungary felt a need to have different anthem song, than the state anthem of the Slovak Republic. Within this environment, regional ('Pilisska anthem') and local anthems ('Cabianska anthem' from 1932) exist and return. The second part of the essay mentions a parody of the official Slovakia state anthem (Anthem of Unjustly Baldheaded) spread by the Internet as an anthem of an officially registered interest association.
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