Emojis have worked their way into our hearts. It’s only right we give them a day to celebrate. Let’s dig into this World Emoji Day and the history of emojis.
What is World Emoji Day?
July 17th is a special day. It’s World Emoji Day! We can celebrate all our favorite emojis. From the present emoji 🎁 to the laughter emoji 😂, we get to use them all and not feel bad about it. Do you know why we chose July 17th to celebrate this fun holiday? Let me give you a hint:
The calendar emoji we all love marks the date of July 17th. That’s the reason we celebrate World Emoji Day on this particular date. July 17th was written in the emojis, literally! Get out and spread the word of World Emoji Day with the hashtag #WorldEmojiDay. Add some emojis to your tweets, posts, or TikToks.
You can watch The Emoji Movie or get shopping 🛍️ for that unique emoji item. From comforters to paper lanterns, you can find just about any products decorated with emojis. It’s the perfect way to celebrate World Emoji Day. 😄 Don’t forget about the song. Yes, there’s a world emoji day song! 🎵
Where Did This Holiday Originate?
Back in 1997, a company called SoftBank released the first set of emojis. 90 of our favorite emojis came into the world, including 💩. A little while later, Apple and SoftBank came together to release a fresh emoji line for the iPhone Japan release.
The world of emojis slowly expanded. In 2011, Apple released an iPhone keyboard with emojis built-in, allowing people to use emojis everywhere. Social media grew to include emojis, and they officially added the word emoji to the dictionary in 2013. 📚 That’s how you know it’s official. 😉
In 2015, Apple released iOS 8.3, which included different skin tone emojis. 🧔🏻🧔🏽🧔🏾🧔🏿 This was a monumental step for emojis, and people, everywhere. In 2017, The Emoji Movie premiered, followed by Picture Character: An Emoji Documentary in 2019. 🎥 Emojis have cemented their place in history today. Can you remember a world without emojis?
To check out a complete historical timeline of World Emoji Day, visit emojitimeline.com.
How Can You Celebrate World Emoji Day?
It’s simple. Use emojis all day long. It’s World Emoji Day, not ‘world regular texting’ day. You’re going to the beach for a swim? 🏖️🏊🏼 Feeling a little devilish? 😈 Who needs regular words when you can communicate everything through emojis?! Visit WorldEmojiDay.com to learn more about this fun holiday.
Let’s play a little game in honor of World Emoji Day. I’ll give you a string of emojis, and you try to decipher the famous word or phrase. I won’t make it too hard, I swear. 🙏 Comment below and let us know if you can figure it out. Are you ready?
That’s all I’ve got for World Emoji Day! I hope you’re out celebrating 🥂 and dancing the day away with your most-used emojis 💃🏽. What’s your favorite emoji? We’d love to know. Add it to your comment below. Happy World Emoji day! 🥳