It’s World Emoji Day! 🌎📅

It’s World Emoji Day! The commemorative day comes around every July 17, and is the perfect time to celebrate those cute little graphics that have become such major staples in our everyday texting and tweeting. But what is World Emoji Day exactly, and how did it come about? As you might have guessed, the “holiday” of sorts is pretty new. It was “founded” by Emojipedia founder Jeremy Burge only a couple of years ago, in 2014. As for why it falls on July 17 in particular, Apple launched its calendar app, iCal, on that date in 2002. That’s why the day is also illustrated in the company’s calendar emoji icon.

Whatever your preferred emojis are, today is the perfect day to go all out and use them in your daily communication. So text, tweet (also tagging the official World Emoji Day account, of course), Instagram, and do whatever else you can think of to enjoy your emoji-packed day.

Let us know what your favorite emojis are in the comments or give us a tweet @PulseRadioAZ.

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Hi there! Justin is currently 23 years old and was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and is the Digital Media Director for 88.7 The Pulse.