Thanksgiving Emojis Get Gobbled Up

Thanksgiving Emojis Get Gobbled Up

As we approach Thanksgiving in the United States, various emojis experience a considerable holiday-based jump in use. This is especially true of those emojis that can be associated with the traditionally sizable Thanksgiving dinner.

These of course include πŸ¦ƒ Turkey and πŸ₯§ Pie emojis. We are also able to see some movement within specific emojis associated with shopping due to Black Friday.


Above: the πŸ¦ƒ Turkey emoji as it appears across various platforms.

Ahead of Thanksgiving, we can already see the πŸ¦ƒ Turkey emoji experiencing a considerable jump in usage.

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While we can see a slight uptick in usage in October, when Canadian Thanksgiving takes place, it isn't until November that the πŸ¦ƒ Turkey emoji truly begins to reach its peak.

This is a trend that's been the case for quite a number of years.

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Alongside πŸ¦ƒ Turkey, the πŸ₯§ Pie also experiences its peak in November due to its association with pumpkin pie, a traditional Thanksgiving dish.[1]

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Above: the πŸ₯§ Pie emoji as it appears across various platforms.

In fact, a previous Google design for the πŸ₯§ Pie emoji explicitly displayed a pumpkin pie with a large dollop of cream, though this was changed in Android 12 earlier this year.


Above: a comparison of Google's πŸ₯§ Pie design between Android 11 and Android 12.

Another food-based emoji associated with Thanksgiving is the πŸ— Poultry Leg emoji.


Above: the πŸ— Poultry Leg as it appears across various platforms.

However, unlike the πŸ¦ƒ Turkey emoji the πŸ— Poultry Leg has also historically experienced significant spikes in use during December due to its association with Christmas dinner as well as the traditional Thanksgiving feast.

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This also indicates that the πŸ¦ƒ Turkey emoji may be used more frequently to discuss the annual National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation, including the ceremonial "pardon" to a turkey by the president of the United States.

The πŸ¦ƒ Turkey, πŸ₯§ Pie, and πŸ— Poultry Leg are just three emojis amongst many that can be associated with Thanksgiving. Here's what we suggest on our Thanksgiving emoji list:

Additionally, here's what we suggest on our Black Friday emoji list, should you be interested in snagging a bargain on perhaps a new πŸ“Ί Television, πŸ’» Laptop, πŸ“± Mobile Phone or any other consumer good ahead of Christmas.

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  1. The other observable annual surge in πŸ₯§ Pie emoji use is in March and can be attributed to Pi Day, the annual celebration of the mathematical constant Ο€ (pi) held on March 14 (3/14 in the month/day calendar format). β†©οΈŽ