Chinese New Year is coming up this week! EmojiAll is here to wish you all a Happy Chinese New Year!!!🎇🧨🍻

This year is the Year of the Rabbit🐇. Naming years after animals is a Chinese folk culture that is said to have originated during the Qin Dynasty. There are a total of twelve of these animals that can be used to name the year, and they are called Zodiac signs. Since we have introduced the zodiac signs in this blog 🐯Happy Year Of The Tiger!Let's Talk About The Emojis For Chinese New Year last year, we won't take up space to repeat it in today's blog. In addition, this blog also contains lots of introductions to Chinese New Year related emojis, which will be very useful for those who want to learn about Chinese culture.

Legend has it that the 12 zodiac signs are related to animal worship, so each one is not just an ordinary animal, but has a rich cultural significance and symbolism. When it comes to legends related to rabbits, the most famous one is Chang'e rushes to the moon🧚‍♀️🌙. Chang'e's only companion on the moon was her pet, a rabbit🐇, and thus the rabbit is given the symbolic meaning of the moon. In addition, the rabbit also has good symbolic meanings such as kindness, longevity and peace.

To welcome the Year of the Rabbit, the protagonist of today's article is of course the rabbit. We'll talk about the stories behind those rabbit-related emojis.

Emojis related to Rabbits

1. Rabbit🐇

This is a half-squatting rabbit in full profile facing left.

🔺:Rabbit emoji on different platforms

There are two emojis representing rabbits among all the emojis, one is this and the other is the Rabbit Head🐰 which we will talk about later. But almost all of us tend to use🐇 to represent the Year of the Rabbit. From our Emoji Ranking, with the gradual approach of Chinese New Year, 🐇 has soared to the eighth place in the weekly ranking in China, while 🐰 is in the 30th place.

Personally, I guess it's because its design is more realistic and it presents a complete rabbit, which is more suitable for representing the rabbit of the zodiac signs.

2. Rabbit Face🐰

Compared with🐇, the design of 🐰 is obviously more cute and cartoonish.

🔺:Rabbit Face emoji on different platforms

So it is very popular to use this emoji to represent someone who looks like a rabbit or has a personality as cute as a rabbit. This usage is very common for Kpop fans. Many of them like to use emoji to represent their idol.

For example, the picture below shows the most popular hashtags associated with the Rabbit Face emoji on social media, which contains the names of so many Kpop stars: Doyoung, Jungkook, Jaemin, Soobin, Jimin and Wonho.

This picture is from Emoji Tag Cloud, a feature we invented to understand the trend of emoji on social media. It can extract the hashtags most related to each emoji by collecting and analyzing the information people post on social media. You can click Emoji Tag Cloud to experience the feature.

3. People with bunny ears👯

The last emoji related to rabbits is not an animal, but a character. Its official name is "People with bunny ears", but in fact it represents the Playboy Bunny waitresses in the Playboy Club.

🔺:People with bunny ears emoji on different platforms

They got their name from their uniform - Bunny Costume. The costume consisted of a strapless corset teddy, bunny ears, black sheer-to-waist pantyhose, a bow tie, a collar, cuffs and a fluffy cottontail, which makes the waitresses look like rabbits when they wear the uniform.

Since the image of the Playboy Bunny waitresses is deeply rooted in the hearts of the people and is one of the most important symbols of American entertainment culture, 👯 was added to Emoji version 1.0 in 2015 and appeared on our devices.

🔺:Apple's design for 👯 over the time


So that's all for today's blog. Any comments or suggestions are welcome in the comments! Finally, I wish you all a happy Chinese New Year once again🎉🧨🏮! We'll see you in the next blog!