🇬🇷 - flag for Greece emoji

or flag for Greece emoji or Greek flag emoji

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What doesΒ πŸ‡¬πŸ‡·Β mean?

It'sΒ πŸ‡¬πŸ‡·Β to me. No, really: It's theΒ flag for Greece emoji, used to represent Greek life and culture, from its ancient mythology to its picturesque islands.

Related words:

  • πŸ‡¨πŸ‡ΎΒ flag for Cyprus emoji
  • β˜€οΈ sun emoji
  • πŸ”± trident emblem emoji
  • GR
  • Greek flag emoji
Examples of 🇬🇷 - flag for Greece emoji

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Examples of 🇬🇷 - flag for Greece emoji
Last day of the week for us all in Greece πŸ‡¬πŸ‡· 🀞🏻 all the storms have passed πŸ”΄βšͺπŸ”΅#redarrows #rafatcircus18
@andybrooks91, May, 2018
Sitting in the garden in the red hot sunshine listening to traditional Greek music is making me itchy to go back. Favourite place on earth! πŸ˜πŸ‡¬πŸ‡·πŸ
@evenahguarts, May, 2018
βš½πŸ‡¬πŸ‡· They're flying in at AEL FC Arena where we've had 2 #goals in 3 minutes. AE Larissa 1-1 Lamia is the latest score in this Superleague Greece fixture. #football #soccer #livescore
@netfooty, May, 2018
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Where does 🇬🇷 - flag for Greece emoji come from?

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Though inspired by various historic banners, the country of Greece’s flag is fairly new, officially adopted as the national flag in 1978. It features a white cross on a blue square in its upper left next to alternating blue and white stripes, earning it the name the Blue and White in Greek.

Emoji-wise, the flag for Greece came out in 2015 as part of Unicode’s Emoji 1.0. Some platforms, including Apple and Samsung, give the flag a slight wave in its design to make it look like it’s flying. On older platforms that don’t support the image, the flag for Greece emoji displays as GR, based on Greece’s country code.

Who uses 🇬🇷 - flag for Greece emoji ?

Like most flag emoji, the flag for Greece emoji is used for contemporary topics in Greek politics, sports, culture, language, and national pride and identity. In the 2010s, the emoji appeared in a lot of internet content dealing with Greece’s ongoing financial struggles.

Tourists are sure to include the flag for Greece emoji when they visit everything from the still-standing pillars of the Parthenon to the blue-domed white houses of Santorini.

From democracy and philosophy to geometry and theater, the Ancient Greeks helped lay the foundation of Western Civilization. The flag for Greece emoji can help conjure up this massive legacy, plus who can’t not think of Greek classics like baklava, olive oil, and feta cheese when you see that flag.

Named after letters of the Greek alphabet, fraternities and sororities are collectively called Greek life, which occasionally prompts use of the flag for Greece emoji.

Finally, the island of Cyprus in the southeast Mediterranean has a long and complicated history with both Greece and Turkey. It’s been under divided rule between the two since 1974, with two-thirds occupied by Greek Cypriots, and so the flag for GreeceΒ sometimes appears alongside the flag for Cyprus emoji, πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ύ,Β due to their closely tied heritage.

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