Deemed a "global celebration of emoji, this isn’t an actual –official– holiday. Still, you can expect the day to come and go with emoji events and product releases. World Emoji Day is actually the brainchild of Jeremy Burge, the London-based founder of Emojipedia, and it’s been around since 2014.
To celebrate, Apple is detailing some of the 59 new emojis that are coming. The big focus is on celebrating diversity with the "holding hands" emoji now capable of 75 possible combinations.
There will also be a variety of disability-themed emojis like prosthetic limbs, wheelchairs and a new guide dog. Animal lovers will see a sloth, orangutan, skunk, and flamingo. And of course food items are being updated with a waffle, a bulb of garlic and a stick of butter. The emojis roll out this fall.