World Emoji Day
About World Emoji Day
When is World Emoji Day? This holiday is always on July 17
If you could use one emoji to express how you feel today, which one would it be? Certainly, you would select one that implies happiness and approval as today is World Emoji Day. On this July 17 holiday, your goal is to see how many emojis you can embed in texts, emails, and other digital correspondence today.
Emojis are pictorial symbols used by practically everyone who owns a computer or cell phone all over the world. They express feelings and emotions. Emojis can also suggest ideas or concepts. They were first used in Japan in the late 1990s on mobile phones. In the 1990s, there were just a handful of them. As of September 2021, there are 3,633 emojis in the Unicode Standard
Emojis are fun and easy to use. As a result, their popularity and use have grown exponentially. Today, you couldn’t imagine a world without them.
In the last few years, major corporations have gotten into the act, creating an enormous assortment of emojis for us to use for almost any emotion or occasion. Retail outlets have also joined the fun. You can find emojis on all sorts of products, from stationery to T-shirts, to pillows.
Emojis have their roots in the yellow smiley of the 1960s and 1970s. Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts created the smiley face in 1963. Harvey’s Smiley also gained worldwide popularity.
How to Celebrate and Participate in World Emoji Day
You’re going to have loads of fun participating in World Emoji Day. Here are some ideas:
- Use emojis in all of your electronic correspondence.
- See how many different ones you can use.
- See how many of them you can strategically place into your test messages and emails.
“Good things aren’t just supposed to fall in your lap. God is very generous, but He expects you to do your part first.” – – Audrey Hepburn
History and Origin of World Emoji Day
Jeremy Burge created Emojipedia in 2013. He followed that up by creating World Emoji Day in 2014.
It is very appropriate for this to be a “World” day, as emojis are popular around the world.
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