This week, the Unicode Consortium is excited to celebrate the calendar emoji, 📅,
commonly displayed with July 17th. People are the power driving the popularity
of emoji through their innovative use of them to share joy, activities, sports,
individuality, and so much more.

Celebrate a favorite emoji or character this week by
adopting a
! While many characters have been adopted since the program
launched in December 2015, hundreds of emoji haven’t been adopted by anyone at
any level, including fantastic ones like clapping hands
(👏twelfth👏most👏used👏emoji👏), check box (for all your to-do list dreams),
and the loudly crying emoji (I’m so proud of you! 😭). Imagine the possible
messages you could send with a gift adoption! For example:

Congratulations!!!!! 🥂
Love You! 🖤
Kisses 💋
Did you see this👇🏽
Yes, I adopted this face in your name 🥴
My bad 😳
Happy Birthday! To 100 more! 🎂

When you celebrate World Emoji Day this week by sponsoring your favorite emoji
or another character for yourself or as a gift, your donation helps the
non-profit Unicode Consortium support the world’s many languages and make the
digital world more inclusive. The Consortium is funded by membership fees and
donations from individuals, corporations, and other organizations. Your
donations help support the vital work of the Consortium, making modern software
and computing systems support the widest range of human languages. The
Consortium will use your donation to improve language support and to preserve
digital heritage. For more details, see
How Donations
are Used