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Emoji: Nordic family
The feeling of friendly rivalry
Finland, often represented symbolically as the Maiden of Finland (based on the country’s shape on the map), shares culture and a long history with the rest of the Nordic/Scandinavian countries: Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland. As in any family, they maintain friendly competition, and this ensures that they all stay at the top of any international ranking. Well, Nordic cooperation might also have something to do with it.
This emoji shows the Nordic countries as Viking age characters. Sweden, Norway and Denmark are pictured as smiling Vikings with golden beards and horned helmets with colours matching the countries’ flags. Iceland is pictured with a similar helmet but long golden braids and is winking. Finland is wearing a beanie with the Finnish flag and has long blonde braids as well.