Now that the fireworks have long since fallen, you're probably thinking that all the holidays are over for the summer, but you're wrong. World Emoji Day is on Jul. 17, and while it might sound insane, people are seriously going to be celebrating it. I know what you're thinking: dedicating a day to a silly little animation is ridiculous. But think about it this way: emojis have served as a profound tool to help people express themselves when they can't find the words to do so. Perspective, right?
Sure, emojis are for entertainment purposes, but think about how much they help us on a day-to-day basis. We're more likely to express how we're feeling with the aid of an emoji than we would be if we had to rely on words alone. Sometimes it's hard to find the courage to be blunt about our feelings — good or bad. Emojis take the pressure off wording and let us get to the point. And for that, we should be grateful. So maybe it's not so wild to have an international day of appreciation. There are weirder ones! You know, like World Rubber Band Day.
To get you amped for the big day, here are a few memes that really speak to the inner emoji lover in you:
Obvi World Emoji Day Is On July 17
It's the only date that matters in emoji land.
There's A New Sheriff In Town
But it looks like he's going to BEE lenient. (Sorry, not sorry)
Emoji Flirting, At It's Best
When you're too shy to flirt, so you use emojis to help you out, and it turns out totally adorably.
It's probably as close as you can get to a circle in a square box, honestly. It's the thought that counts.
Remember This Genius Trend?
I don't know who started it, but transposing song lyrics into emojis is one of the most clever internet fads. I hope it sticks around. It's a pretty epic challenge both to create and decode.
When You Emoji Wrong
It's happened to all of us. We think we're doing the right thing, we think we know what we're sending. But then we realize it meant something else and have managed to deeply offend someone or embarrass ourselves.
I mean, basically this is what happened.
Don't Worry, We Will
Can't really see our reliance on emojis cutting back anytime soon.
School Spirit At Its Finest
The happiest rock I ever did see. I wonder how long it took the administration to figure out what this was.
Art Imitates Life?
Or life imitates art? which do you think came first?
These Should Really Exist
I mean, it's time for an update already, amirite?
This Is Everyone's Parents Though, Right?
Once my parents discovered emojis, they let go of language.
I Guess You Could Say So!
I know I would.
Everyone Needs Encouragement
No better way to show your support than by sending a thumbs up.