🦃 or 🎄? Which Thanksgiving emoji gets tweeted most in your state?
Americans (about 35% 😉) may salivate over Grandma’s homemade pumpkin pie for weeks before Thanksgiving each year and spend two whole months watching Christmas movies—but do they talk about their holiday pastimes online?
The team at Viasatsavings.com did a little digging to find out which holiday emojis get the most airtime in the Twitterverse at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year. So stay tuned for an update in December and January!
The winning Thanksgiving emoji won’t surprise you—but the runner-up might
Each state’s most-tweeted Thanksgiving emoji
in November, 2018–2020
|State||Most-tweeted Thanksgiving emoji|
|Alaska||Fork and Knife||🍴|
|Arkansas||Ear of Corn||🌽|
|Colorado||Fork and Knife||🍴|
|Connecticut||Ear of Corn||🌽|
|District of Columbia||Takeout Box||🥡|
|Indiana||Ear of Corn||🌽|
|Louisiana||Fork and Knife||🍴|
|Missouri||Ear of Corn||🌽|
|New Hampshire||Fork and Knife||🍴|
|New Jersey||Turkey Leg||🍗|
|New York||Fork and Knife with Plate||🍽|
|North Dakota||Fork and Knife with Plate||🍽|
|Ohio||Ear of Corn||🌽|
|Oregon||Ear of Corn||🌽|
|South Carolina||Ear of Corn||🌽|
|South Dakota||Fork and Knife||🍴|
|Tennessee||Fork and Knife with Plate||🍽|
|West Virginia||Fork and Knife||🍴|
|Wyoming||Fork and Knife with Plate||🍽|
- Surprise! The Turkey emoji topped the charts as the most-used Twitter Thanksgiving emoji in nine states.
- Over the last three Novembers, Americans tweeted the Turkey emoji about 1.4 million times.
- Last year alone, they tweeted the Turkey 407,400 times in preparation for Thanksgiving Day 2020.
- In 2017, Butterball petitioned the Unicode Consortium to create an official Thanksgiving turkey emoji—a cooked one—to help their customer service text team. The petition didn’t succeed, and to this day, there is no cooked Thanksgiving turkey emoji.
- The second most tweeted Thanksgiving emoji was a tie—not between the Pie and Poultry Leg emojis but between Ear of Corn and Chopsticks.
- Fusion cooking is a thing! Some families combine traditions by making Asian American Thanksgiving food.
- On American holidays, Asian restaurants may be open more often or have more availability than restaurants serving traditional Thanksgiving meals. Duck sounds especially lovely when someone burns the turkey, right?
- The Poultry Leg and Fallen Leaf emojis tied for last place, with just one state tweeting them most during November.
- Pie, despite being a staple of Thanksgiving cuisine, came right in the middle of the pack and tied with Bread for fourth place.
- The Drooling Face emoji was tweeted most in only three states, tying with Takeout Box as one of the least-used Thanksgiving emojis.
To find the most-tweeted Thanksgiving emojis by state, we first selected 11 Thanksgiving emojis from emojipedia.org to analyze.
We then fed these emojis into BrandWatch to find out which one was tweeted most often per state during November of 2018, 2019, and 2020.
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