Zdravljica (A Toast) or Zdravica, written in 1844, is the best-known poem of the Slovenian national poet France Prešeren. Since 27 September 1989, its 7th stanza has been the national anthem of Slovenia. Zdravljica is a drinking song. In it, the poet declares his belief in a free-thinking Slovene and Slavic political awareness, promoting the idea of a unified Slovenia, which the March Revolution in 1848 elevated into a national political programme. Slovenia National Anthem Lyrics Slovenia Zivé naj vsi naródi, ki hrepené docakat' dan, da, koder sonce hodi, prepir iz svéta bo pregnan; da rojak prost bo vsak, ne vrag, le sosed bo mejak! English Translation: God's blessing on all nations, Who long and work for that bright day, When o'er earth's habitation No war, no strife shall hold its sway; Who long to see That all man free No more shall foes, but neighbours be.