Cielito Lindo Meaning & Lyrics

You’ve surely heard the song Cielito Lindo. It is very popular and sung in almost all Mexican soccer games. Cielito Lindo, My Lovely Sky is a traditional Mexican song written by Quirino Mendoza y Cortes in 1882. Cielito is an endearing term meaning, sweetheart, my love, or honey. The literal translation of Celito Lindo is the lovely sky but cielito is popularly used as sweetie or darling. Mi Cielo, translates to my sweetheart in English. Cielito Lindo is one of the most popular songs widely known throughout the Spanish-speaking world as a symbol of Mexico. In recent years it has become an unofficial national anthem for Mexicans, sung as a sign of unity. It is sung spontaneously in sports games, particularly at soccer games, as well as protests and every kind of gathering where love for Mexico is expressed.

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