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World Emoji Day

Celebrate World Emoji Day with a bang! Express yourself with your favorite emojis and share the love on social media to spread the fun!
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Celebrate World Emoji Day on July 17 with a smile and your favorite emojis! This day was created in 2014 to recognize the impact that these small digital images have had on culture, communication, and expression. Nowadays, people use emojis to express themselves through text messages or social media posts. They are widely used around the world by all ages - from young kids who love their cartoon faces to adults who can’t seem to get enough of them!

History of World Emoji Day

World Emoji Day Dates

World Emoji Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1999</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Emojis Invented</div><div class='timeline-text'>Japanese artist Shigetaka Kurita invents emojis for a mobile communication platform, revolutionizing digital communication.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Emojis in Unicode Standard</div><div class='timeline-text'>Emojis were included in the Unicode Standard, leading to their usage spreading globally on various digital platforms.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2011</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Apple's Emoji Keyboard</div><div class='timeline-text'>Apple includes an official emoji keyboard on its devices making them more accessible to the public.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2013</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Emoji Domination</div><div class='timeline-text'>Oxford Dictionaries named an emoji ("Face with Tears of Joy") as the Word of the Year, highlighting their immense popularity and influence.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2014</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First World Emoji Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>Jeremy Burge, founder of Emojipedia, creates World Emoji Day to promote the use and appreciation of emojis.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2017</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Emoji Movie Premiere</div><div class='timeline-text'>Sony Pictures releases "The Emoji Movie," further embedding emojis in popular culture and expanding their audience.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate World Emoji Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create your own emojis</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Design a series of emojis to reflect your personality or the things that you love. You can draw them, print them out, or even make them digitally.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host an emoji party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over for some emoji themed fun! Have everyone bring a snack and decorate the room with lots of bright and colorful emojis.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Play emoji games</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>From guess the picture to charades, there are many ways to play emoji themed games. Get creative and come up with new ways to use emojis to have fun.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Send emoji cards</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Make your own custom cards with emojis on them or buy some pre-made ones. Send them to your friends and family to show how much you care.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Express yourself through emojis</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take some time to think about how you can express yourself through the use of emojis. Use them in texts, emails, social media posts, or any other form of communication.</p></div></div>

Why We Love World Emoji Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Emojis are fun</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Nothing brightens up a text conversation or tweet like an emoji. Whether you're sending a smiley face or an angry one, they always add a bit of playfulness and humor to any message!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Emojis make communication easier</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Sometimes words just don't convey the emotion or sentiment that you're trying to express. A quick emoji can save you from having to type out a long explanation - perfect for those moments when you just don't have the time or the energy to explain yourself in detail!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Emojis foster connection</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Emojis aren't just used for jokes and silliness - they can also be used as a way to connect with people across different cultures and countries. By using emojis, we can bond over shared experiences and understandings without having to break down language barriers.</p></div></div>

5 Mind-Boggling Facts About World Emoji Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Emoji Day is Celebrated Globally</h3><p class='facts-content'>World Emoji Day is not just an American or Western event, but is celebrated all around the globe by millions of people who use emojis every day to communicate and express themselves.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>July 17 Was Chosen for a Reason</h3><p class='facts-content'>The date is not random; July 17 was chosen as World Emoji Day because this is the date displayed on the original Apple Calendar Emoji. A clever nod to the device that first popularized their usage.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>More Than 3000 Emojis</h3><p class='facts-content'>There are over 3000 different emojis in existence and the number grows each year with new ones being introduced regularly by the Unicode Consortium.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Flags are the Most Used Emojis</h3><p class='facts-content'>Amongst the myriad of emojis available, the most commonly used worldwide are the flag emojis representing various countries and regions. They are often used to show support during international events or represent one's cultural heritage.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Dubai has its Own Emoji Set</h3><p class='facts-content'>Dubai broke records in 2020 by becoming the first city in the world to have its own dedicated set of emojis, highlighting local culture, landmarks, and iconic symbols such as the Burj Khalifa.</p></div></div>

World Emoji Day FAQs

When is World Emoji Day?

World Emoji Day is celebrated on July 17 every year. In 2024 World Emoji Day will occur on a Wednesday.

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