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 does the U.S. national anthem mean?

The U.S. national anthem is "The Star-Spangled Banner." President Woodrow Wilson ordered it be played at both military and naval occasions in 1916. It was not until 1931 that an act of Congress des... Read More »

What is the national anthem of Bulgaria?

The national anthem of Bulgaria has gone through a number of changes. Different anthems have been used over the past centuries, while the current anthem has also been changed at various stages.Name... Read More »