What is the proper etiquette for the national anthem?

Answer The lyrics to "The Star-Spangled Banner" were written by Francis Scott Key in 1814, eventually being made into song and passed as the national anthem of the United States by Congress in 1931. It is... Read More »

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Is it proper etiquette to applaud for the national anthem?

No common etiquette rule states whether a person should or should not applaud for "The Star-Spangled Banner." But applause during and after the national anthem is common during concerts and sporti... Read More »

When US national anthem and another foreign national anthem being played on US soil at a foreign cultural gathering does US anthem take precedence and it has to be played first?

Typically the National Anthem is played first; however, the order of foreign anthems being played can vary depending on the protocol of the event.

What is the Hungarian national anthem?

The song "Himnusz" is the national anthem of Hungary. An alternative name for the anthem is "Isten, aldd meg a magyart," which translates to "God, bless the Hungarians." Hungary adopted "Himnusz" a... Read More »

What is a rampart in the national anthem?

The national anthem, or "The Star-Spangled Banner," is about how the American flag continued to fly over the walls, or ramparts, of Fort McHenry in Baltimore after the British attacked the fort on ... Read More »