Elusive and persistent, abundantly apparent, and remarkably subtle, emotions rule our lives and influence our decisions. Do you know how many we experience and express every day?
Previously, experts believed that there were six core human emotions – happiness, sadness, fear, anger, surprise and disgust. Recent study finds, they are as many as 27. However, variations and nuances of emotions are countless – even poets can’t describe them all.
Do you sometimes find it hard to find the right words to express all these feelings? Use emoji! They are a modern, fast-developing language it its own right. Nowadays, these small icons are everywhere. We use tons of winking eyes, smirking faces, and smiles of all shapes in text messages, social media and even business correspondence.
The global emoji count has ballooned to over 3,000 different emojis that add colour to our daily communication. Well, it leads to a logical conclusion: Our emotions are worth celebrating on an international level!
The World Emoji Day is an unofficial holiday that takes place on 17 July. Why that day? It’s the date shown on the calendar emoji. This date was first used by Apple as a reference to when iCal for Mac premiered at MacWorld Expo in 2002.
Exploring our emotions and sharing them is an inspiring journey we embark on every day. Positive, negative or neutral, our emotions are precious. Let’s mark The World Emoji Day, respect our emotions and send unique messages through fun, smiling faces.