The Himno Nacional Mexicano is the national anthem of Mexico. Although it was completed and first performed in 1854, the song was not legally adopted as the country’s national anthem until 1943. In the years after Mexico won its independence from Spain in 1821, numerous composers wrote songs that they hoped would be adopted as new country’s national anthem. To settle the musical controversy once and for all, President Antonio López de Santa Anna launched a competition in 1853 to determine... więcej
Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2019. 2p.