Trinidad & Tobago
National Anthem


 
Forged from the love of liberty,
In the fires of hope and prayer,
With boundless faith in our destiny
We solemnly declare.
Side by side we stand
Islands of the blue Caribbean Sea,
This our native land
We pledge our lives to thee.
Here every creed and race,
Find an equal place,
And may God bless our nation.
Here every creed and race,
Find an equal place,
And may God bless our nation.
 
 
Pat CastagnePat Castagne


The National Anthem was written to celebrate Trinidad and Tobago's independence from Great Britain on August 31, 1962. A nation-wide contest was held in search of the best anthem to accompany this momentous occasion. The winner of the contest was Patrick Stanisclaus Castagne. Apart from composing our national anthem, Castagne wrote other songs like "Kiss Me for Christmas," "The Iceman" (a popular Road March hit in 1960), "Nimble like Kimble" and "Hyarima: A Caribbean Rhapsody". Castagne has held several posts in the government of Trinidad and Tobago. He is also the holder of a Chaconia medal and the British MBE.
 
The National Anthem of Trinidad & Tobago information is courtesy of Alana Ochoa Trafford





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