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.

We are involved with emoji every day: updating 📃 emoji definitions, tracking emoji 🔄 changes, and keeping the world informed about the latest emoji additions and ✅ approvals.

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:

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.