Why is World Emoji Day on July 17?
July 17 is famously 🙌 displayed on the iOS Calendar Emoji, which makes it the perfect date for 🌏 World Emoji Day.
Who created World Emoji Day?
🌍 World Emoji Day was created by Emojipedia founder Jeremy Burge in 2014. 📙 Emojipedia is now the official custodian of this global holiday.
What is the purpose of World Emoji Day?
We 💖 love emojis. You 💙 love emojis. Let’s 🎉 celebrate them! The purpose of 🌎 World Emoji Day is to promote the use emojis and spread the 😋 enjoyment that they bring to all of those 👬👫👭 around us. Emojis are for all of us.
Anyone can join in the celebration using the hashtag #WorldEmojiDay.
When was the first World Emoji Day?
The first 🌎 World Emoji Day was celebrated on July 17, 2014. Prior to the existence of 🌏 World Emoji Day people would sometimes post 📲 the Calendar Emoji on July 17, referring to this as the day of the 📅 calendar emoji.
When we decided to start this day of emoji celebration; July 17 was the natural choice of dates. 🌏 World Emoji Day has become synonymous with emoji celebrations around the world: all of the emojis 😇 on all of the platforms ⌚️📱💻
What else happens on World Emoji Day?
🏢 Companies use 🌏 World Emoji Day to launch emoji-related promotions, and host emoji events. In 2016 there was a World Emoji Run, and Pepsi hosted an Emoji Red Carpet in New York. Take a 👀 look at what’s happening on Twitter, or see an overview of the latest ❇️ promotions.
Where can I read more about World Emoji Day?
Here’s a selection of articles about World Emoji Day:
- New York Times — World Emoji Day Letting Our Emojis Get in the Way
- Belfast Live — It’s World Emoji Day, how will you celebrate?
- Newsmax — Millions Across Social Media Celebrate World Emoji Day
- The Next Web — Happy World Emoji Day iOS users!
- Campaign — Happy #WorldEmojiDay: How brands are celebrating
- Fast Company — Pepsi Celebrates World Emoji Day With More Emojis
- Metro — It’s World Emoji Day and people on Twitter are getting really emojional
- Business Insider Australia — #WorldEmojiDay is on the same day as emoji fan Julie Bishop’s birthday
- Twitter Blog — Add a little colour to your Tweets on #WorldEmojiDay
- Fox 11 — July 17 Is World Emoji Day
- CBC — Why World Emoji Day is super confusing
- She Finds — We Finally Know Why Every Calendar Emoji Date Is July 17
- NBC — World Emoji Day: Why It Falls on July 17
- The Independant (UK) — World Emoji Day: Meet the Man Whose Life Work is Cataloging Emoji
What is the best emoji?
The 👌 best emoji is the one you like the most. Or the 🐢 turtle. You decide.
I have a media enquiry.
🙅 That’s not a question! 💁
Who can I contact with a media enquiry?
🙆 Much better. For media enquiries about 🌏 World Emoji Day or questions for Emojipedia founder Jeremy Burge, please contact [email protected]. We can’t get back to all enquiries, but we try our best!
We also have high resolution versions of our new emoji sample images and Globe-moji, the World Emoji Day mascot available.