Today, we launched our first-ever #HappyDiwali emoji to spread the festive spirit and celebrate the occasion with Indians worldwide. When you add #HappyDiwali to a Tweet, a special Twitter emoji of a lamp will appear next to the hashtag once it’s sent. The ‘diya’ (lamp) symbolises victory of good over evil, brightness over darkness, and truth over falsity.
Prime Minister @narendramodi also wished Indians all over the world using the official hashtag and the Diwali emoji:
We’re also announcing another fun and engaging activity for this Diwali: over the next few days, we want you to Tweet photos of your favorite Diwali moments using the hashtag #HappyDiwali. Your Tweet could get featured as part of a special Diwali mosaic that will be revealed on Thursday, 12 November. When it goes live, log on to www.diwaliontwitter.com and scroll over the mosaic created in the shape of the #HappyDiwali emoji to find your Tweet amongst the many happy faces that light up the lamp.
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