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 📅 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?
Emojipedia serves over 25 million emoji lookups each month and we spend our time 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 and the first tweet about #WorldEmojiDay was on July 11, 2014.
Prior to the existence of 🌏 World Emoji Day people would sometimes post 📲 the Calendar Emoji on July 17, too!
What happens on World Emoji Day?
People celebrate 🌏 World Emoji Day in different ways. Some people hold 🎉 parties or 🙌 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 “emoji yellow”, Saks Fifth Avenue hosted an Emoji Red Carpet in New York, and Google retired its emoji blobs.
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.
Who can I contact with a media enquiry?
We have high resolution versions of our new emoji sample images and Globe-moji, the World Emoji Day mascot available upon request.