Emoji dictionary 🎆 Fireworks emoji [ fahyuhr-wurks ih-moh-jee ] Published August 28, 2018 What does 🎆 Fireworks emoji mean? The Fireworks emoji 🎆 depicts a burst of color, displayed in the way that traditional fireworks fan out from a central point when they explode. It’s used in social media and texting to convey a celebratory mood or message and is most heavily used on New Year’s Eve and on the Fourth of July. Related words 🗽 Statue of Liberty emoji, ✨ Sparkles emoji, 🌠 Shooting Star emoji, 🌭 Hot Dog emoji, 4th of July Where does 🎆 Fireworks emoji come from? The Fireworks emoji 🎆 was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015. It comes in a range of colors and styles. This symbol is beloved and widely used, as it can express excitement, surprise, congratulations, and other high emotions. It’s also frequently used twice a year in the United States, on the Fourth of July, or Independence Day, and New Year’s Eve, on December 31. The first American Independence Day display occurred in Philadelphia (with a smaller display in Boston) on the country’s one year birthday, July 4, 1777. Statesman John Adams, who helped draft the Declaration of Independence, wrote in a letter to his wife, Abigail, that there should be a “great anniversary Festival,” one “solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.” And, so it was! Did you know that fireworks go back to China’s Tang Dynasty in the ninth century? They believed fireworks could dispel bad luck and evil spirits and bring about just the opposite. So, it makes sense to begin each new year with a colorful display of things exploding in the sky, right? All done within reason (and with caution), of course! Examples of 🎆 Fireworks emoji As cliche as it sounds, I wanna get engaged on 4th of July under the fireworks because its hands down the best holiday. Future husband take notes @C_Marcaccio, August 16, 2018 Forget Christmas in July… It’s time for New Year’s In August! 🎆 @willandwoody, August 20, 2018 Who uses 🎆 Fireworks emoji? The Fireworks emoji 🎆 enjoys doing double and triple duty, as it can be used for holiday celebrations, for expressing congratulations, for personal achievements or expressions of pride, for surprises of all kinds, and simply to express joy. It works hard! Our next #816Day photo is from @TaslerPhoto who took this 4th of July pic a few years ago showing fireworks over the Missouri River with the KCMO skyline in the background. 🎆 pic.twitter.com/BWnFBngxTK — Kansas City, MO (@KCMO) August 17, 2018 Fourth Of July Necessities☀️🌭🍔🏊🏼🎇🎆📻🎧 🎧. — PoliticsBot (@politicalebooks) August 17, 2018 Still trying to recover from New Year's Eve party hangover …🍸🍰🎆💐😹😂#HappyNewYear pic.twitter.com/CkMdQmLMDF — Cristina (@Crispi66) January 1, 2018 People use the Fireworks emoji 🎆 to express a sense of achievement or to share that they’re just feeling really damn good about something. WOW IM ACTUALLY FEELING SUPER CONFIDENT TODAY🔮📿💜🎆🍬🍇 pic.twitter.com/jSjIWQFpIL — mikayla🧡 (@mikaylawilkie) August 21, 2018 Wow!! I can't believe🎆🎆🎊 I made it all the way to 200🎆🎊🎁🎆🎊🎇🤘Followers! Thank you everyone!! I'll try to keep you entertained 😁✌😋😎 Thank you @aw0726 for that final push 😋 — 🌟LEO1-METAL🌟 (@outtakuntroll) August 16, 2018 The Fireworks emoji 🎆 pairs well with wedding celebrations … Congratulations ! Indian chess women Grandmaster @HarikaDronavali 💑 💍Happy Wedding 🎊🎉🎆 in Hyderabad. Yesterday #Sunday #August19 pic.twitter.com/NP0fJ1rq8l — Arif Choudhury (@imArifChoudhury) August 20, 2018 … and with major birthdays. A major congratulations to @Tivoli celebrating its 175 birthday today. A living fairytale never seizing to amaze us. Here’s to many more years of extraordinary experiences! 🎆 pic.twitter.com/828x5N1pWA — VisitCopenhagen (@VisitCopenhagen) August 15, 2018 The Fireworks emoji 🎆 also pairs well with lightning! #video this is a big close call #lightning in itsound🔊#Lightningstrikes 💯⚡️🌩️⚡️💯⚡️🌩️⚡️💯🔥🎆🔥 trends Adrian Peterson PAULA #USA #IFB #Nature #Photography #Photo #photography #nature #thunder #storm #MondayMotivation #MondayThoughtspic.twitter.com/OmSUji9Ucf — ⚡️Lightning⚡️© (@LighterCable) August 20, 2018 Just Added boreout, up to snuff, rage farming, hermano, food coma Note This is not meant to be a formal definition of 🎆 Fireworks emoji like most terms we define on Dictionary.com, but is rather an informal word summary that hopefully touches upon the key aspects of the meaning and usage of 🎆 Fireworks emoji that will help our users expand their word mastery.