Galicia

 

Galicia is a region of Spain in the northwest part of the country. With its own culture, it also has its own anthem “Os Pinos”. The Galician national anthem was performed for the first time in 1907 in Havana, Cuba, and in 1923 the anthem was sung by regionalists and advocates of land reform at their meetings, and gradually became accepted by the group. Banned during Franco’s fascist regime, afterwards, in 1975 during a nationalist gathering, the public began to stand up as “Os Pinos” was sung. A year later the custom became permanent in the Quintana Square of Santiago, and was shortly thereafter approved as the official Galician anthem by the Galician authorities.