Did you know there is an unofficial holiday celebrating emojis? That’s right, July 17th is the day where you can celebrate those tiny little pictures that bring so much color and joy to your texts, emails, and Social Media posts. Plus, Apple always has an exciting announcement about the new emojis they’ll be releasing.
*Fun Fact: Type “calendar” into your emoji search engine and you’ll see why we celebrate on July 17th. 😉
Emojis can convey emotion faster and with less characters than words. They have enhanced people’s ability to fully express themselves in text-based communication. With over 3,000 emojis you are sure to find one or many that can express the emotion you are looking to convey to others.
Emoji is a Japanese word created in 1990, meaning “picture word”. These picture words were created for a television show in Japan to make it more appealing to teenagers. And when the first iPhone in Japan was released, it had an emoji keyboard. People around the world quickly found this keyboard and fell in love with the emojis, making it a worldwide sensation.
Fun Ways You Can Celebrate
- 1. Watch The Emoji Movie.
Hidden inside a smartphone, the bustling city of Textopolis is home to all emojis. Each emoji has only one facial expression, except for Gene, an exuberant emoji with multiple expressions. Determined to become “normal” like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his best friend Hi-5 and a notorious code breaker called Jailbreak.
2. Take inspiration from your emoji keyboard and dress as your favorite emoji.
3. Make yourself an emoji themed snack.
4. Challenge yourself and your friends to only text in emojis.
5. Create emoji art.