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Finland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs just released a set of national emojis which they hope will celebrate and promoteĀ "not only our weirdness but also our strengths of which unarming honesty is one example," a ministry spokesperson said.

It'sĀ the first country in the world to offer an official government-approved set of emojis to represent the country. The emojis were launched on theĀ "Finnishness" section of the ministry'sĀ website.Ā The website explains:

Feel like banging your head a little? Naturally after a crazy headbangersā€™ ball you just want to throw your (unbreakable) phone away, take your clothes off and go to sauna and relax? Ā You must be a Finn (or a very Finn-like person) then!

The three released today feature a headbanger, a man and a woman naked at a sauna, and a Finnish-designed Nokia phone you might recognize:

ThisisFINLAND / Bruno Leo Ribeiro
ThisisFINLAND / Bruno Leo Ribeiro

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ā€œThe Finland emojis were designed with a tongue-in-cheek approach, but I hope that they will tell the world not only about our special features but also something about our strengths. One example is disarming honesty,ā€ said Petra Theman, Finland's Director for Public Diplomacy, in a statement.

ThisisFINLAND / Bruno Leo Ribeiro

The release of these three emojis is apparently happening in the lead-up to the country's official Christmas calendar, which will feature an advent calendar-style release of a new emoji every day in December.