πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ FAQ

Why is World Emoji Day on July 17?

July 17 is the one date that is shown in its own emoji. Famously displayed in the πŸ“… Calendar Emoji, this makes July 17 the perfect date for 🌏 World Emoji Day.

Why does the Calendar Emoji show July 17?

This is the date that iCal for Mac was first announced at MacWorld Expo in 2002. We now use this for World Emoji Day.

Who created World Emoji Day?

🌍 World Emoji Day was created by Emojipedia founder Jeremy Burge in 2014. πŸ“™ Emojipedia is the custodian of this global holiday and responsible for this very website.

Emojipedia serves over 25 million emoji lookups each month and we spend our time updating πŸ“ƒ emoji definitions, tracking emoji πŸ”„ changes, and keeping the world informed about the latest emoji additions and βœ… approvals.

What is the purpose of World Emoji Day?

We πŸ’– love emojis. You πŸ’™ love emojis. Let’s πŸŽ‰ celebrate them! The purpose of 🌎 World Emoji Day is to promote the use emojis and spread the πŸ˜‹ enjoyment that they bring to all of those πŸ‘¬πŸ‘«πŸ‘­ 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 and the first tweet about #WorldEmojiDay was on July 11, 2014.

Prior to the existence of 🌏 World Emoji Day people would sometimes post πŸ“² the Calendar Emoji on July 17, too!

What happens on World Emoji Day?

People celebrate 🌏 World Emoji Day in different ways. Some people hold πŸŽ‰ parties or πŸ™Œ events, others like to get 🎨 creative with emoji art online.

What else happens on World Emoji Day?

🏒 Companies use 🌏 World Emoji Day to launch emoji-related promotions, and host emoji events. In 2017 the Empire State Building was lit β€œemoji yellow”, Saks Fifth Avenue hosted an Emoji Red Carpet in New York, and Google retired its emoji blobs.

This year, Apple is previewing new emoji designs, Kim Kardashian is launching new Kimoji fragrances, and the world premiere of Emojiland the Musical is taking place in New York City.

Take a πŸ‘€ look at what’s happening on Twitter, or see what's happening πŸ“ IRL.

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 πŸ‘Œ best emoji is the one you like the most. Or the 🐒 turtle. You decide.

Who can I contact with a media enquiry?

πŸ™† For media enquiries about 🌏 World Emoji Day, Emojipedia, or press requests for Chief Emoji Officer Jeremy Burge, please get in touch. We can’t get back to all enquiries, but we try our best!

We have high resolution versions of our new emoji sample images and Globe-moji, the World Emoji Day mascot available upon request.