Emoji Fans Rejoice: World Emoji Day is Here - Why is July 17th World Emoji Day?
Emoji Fans Rejoice: World Emoji Day is Here!
Why is July 17th World Emoji Day?
- World Emoji Day takes place every year on July 17th.
- The history behind this holiday takes us on an adventure through Apple's history.
On July 17th, emoji fans around the world celebrate World Emoji Day. But why this particular day? The story is closely tied to Apple. July 17th marks the starting point of the calendar icon in Apple's iCal app on the iPhone. Specifically, the icon displays July 17th as the default date. The calendar emoji was originally designed by a group of employees known as the "Gang of Four."
In the early days of the iPhone, there were no official emojis on the keyboard, yet the Gang of Four wanted to give users a way to mark their appointments with emoji symbols. Thus, July 17th was chosen as a symbol of the simplicity and potential of emojis. Later on, the Unicode Consortium adopted the idea and officially added the emoji icons.
Since then, the use of emojis has become more widespread and they have become an integral part of our digital communication. Emojis often convey sentiments and nuances better than words can, in a unique way.
So whether you are an emoji fan or not, make use of World Emoji Day on July 17th to celebrate your favorite emojis and spice up your messages with some fun and creativity!
In a Nutshell
On July 17th, emoji fans worldwide celebrate World Emoji Day. This day is connected to the history of Apple's iCal app, which set July 17th as the default date for its calendar emoji. Emojis are now an essential part of our digital communication, serving as a means of expressing emotions and nuances.
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Here you can find the original article from Cult of Mac.