Yes, there is one and here's how the world is celebrating it

Henrietta Strickland
July 18, 2017

Emoji expert, Vyv Evans, added: "Emoji is the world's only truly global form of communication so today's fantastically worldwide Guinness World Record attempt has been a wonderful way to celebrate this".

Spanning three continents, the record saw emoji faces inspired by the upcoming The Emoji Movie's characters turn up in Dubai, Moscow, London, Dublin, and Sao Paulo, as hundreds of fans dressed as the winningly expressive characters.

You can celebrate by sending your favorite emoji to a friend and by using the hashtag #worldemojiday on social media. Apple updated it's iTunes Movies home page to be filled with emojis.

But if you're in you're not a millennial, you'd be forgiven for failing to know that an aubergine emoji is used as a stand-in for a penis or that the peach icon is used to describe someone's bum.

The University of MI released a study in December 2016 showing what emojis were popular in different countries and the results were quite interesting.

World Emoji Day began in 2014, with the date July 17 chosen because it is the date that appears in the "calendar" emoji. "I wasn't at all surprised to hear that Hollywood was embracing the meteoric rise in emoji and I'm sure the film is going to be a much-loved family hit this summer". At buzz it's definitely our most used one!

The day is being promoted in anticipation of the new Emoji movie that will come to our screens in August. Ricky Gervais, Patrick Stewart, Anna Faris, Christina Aguilera and T.J Miller will all lend their voices and keep us entertained!

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