What Is It?
The reason why the day is celebrated on the 17th of July is because July 17 is famously displayed on the Calendar Emoji, which is why they chose it as the date for World Emoji Day. But the day is said to be bigger than just one emoji. World Emoji Day is a celebration of all emojis.
When Is It?
Tuesday, 17 July 2018.
Here Are The 10 Reasons To Celebrate World Emoji Day:
Check out these fun facts by HMD Global, Home of Nokia Phones that will give you a reason to celebrate World Emoji Day:
- The most popular emoji used is “Person Shrugging”🤷♀️🤷♂️
- The Nokia 3310 was chosen as one of the first 3 “National” emoji’s for Finland… it represents unbreakable!
- South Africa’s favourite emoji is the “Kiss and wink”😘… how sweet SA!
- French is the only language where a 'smiley' does not top the list for its use😃
- On average, over 60 billion emoji’s are sent on Facebook every day👍
- For the first time ever, the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year was a pictograph! The “Face with Tears of Joy” was crowned word of the year in 2015😂
- According to Emojipedia, some of the most requested emoji’s include afro, a bagel and hands making a heart
- To include all races, a diversity pack was released in 2017👳♀️
- It has become so trendy that the Museum of Modern Art displays the original emoji collection on canvas😄
- In 2009, Herman Melville’s classic Moby Dick was completely translated into emoji’s📚
Good news for emoji lovers, HMD Global’s new range of Nokia Android smartphones all include 60 redesigned emoji’s, exclusive to Android devices.
Share your images with us, and how you will be spending the day!