World Emoji Day is celebrated on July 17 since that is the date of the calendar emoji on most platforms. Since its inception in 2014 (by Jeremy Burge, creator of Emojipedia, who else?) it has risen to dizzying heights of popularity. It was Twitter’s top trending item on July 17, 2015. And who can forget Emoji the Movie in 2016? On July 17, 2017 Emoji of the Year was announced from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Yes, there’s still time to vote for 2018. Go to the official Emoji Day website.