About World Emoji Day
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.
Jeremy Burge, the founder of the icon reference site Emojipedia, created the holiday in 2014. The day is intended to celebrate the beloved icons that are increasingly used in online messaging.
There are already more than 3,500 emojis. New emojis are approved by the Unicode Consortium, a nonprofit group that regulates all digital scripts. In 2010 emojis were accepted into the Unicode Standard, which creates consistency for all programmed letters and symbols.
- Did you know? Emoji were invented by Shigetaka Kurita in Japan, and were first seen on Japanese mobile phones in 1999.
- Did you know? The Face With Tears of Joy Emoji 😂 is the Most Popular.
- Did you know? Over 10 billion emojis are sent daily. They are used prevalently on social media—over 700 million emojis are used in Facebook posts daily.
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