Hands raised in celebration

🙌  Hands Raised in Celebration

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🙌 Emoji Meaning

This emoji can be used to express enthusiasm, approval, or an attitude of worship or admiration.

🙌 Meaning and explanation


The 🙌 emoji shows two hands raised high in the air. This gesture is often associated with jubilation, excitement, or celebration.


The two hands emoji is often used to express joy, enthusiasm, praise or gratitude. It can also be used to indicate agreement or recognition. In some contexts, it can also be interpreted as "throwing up your hands" or "giving up".


The "hands up" emoji is part of the original emoji collection released in Unicode 6.0 in 2010.

The gesture itself is widely used and is often associated with enthusiasm, jubilation, or praise.

How to use

This emoji can be used in a variety of contexts. Here are a few examples:

To express excitement or happiness: "Weekend at last. 🙌"
To express praise or gratitude: "Kudos to the whole team for a great job. 🙌"
To express agreement or appreciation: "This song is just awesome. 🙌"


Compared to other emoji that express enthusiasm or approval, such as 👏 (clapping hands) or 👍 (thumbs up), the 🙌 emoji has a stronger connotation of joy or celebration. It is less formal than the 👍 emoji and can be used in a variety of contexts. It is also similar to the 🙏 (praying hands) emoji, but it is more associated with gratitude, request, or respect, while the 🙌 emoji is more an expression of joy, enthusiasm, or appreciation.

🙌 Other names

The emoji is also known by the following names.

  • 🙌 Arms In The Air
  • 🙌 Banzai
  • 🙌 Festivus Miracle
  • 🙌 Hallelujah
  • 🙌 Praise Hands
  • 🙌 Two Hands

Popular name:

🙌 Arms In The Air

🙌 Emotional Classification

First, we take a look at the basic emotion, the core of the emoji's nature. Then we will look at the secondary emotions that the emoji can evoke in us.

Basic Emotions
  • Joy
  • Surprise
Secondary Emotions
  • excited
  • enthusiastic
  • pleased

🙌 Examples and how to use

In this section, we examine the emotional impact of emojis. We will use examples to show how emojis can evoke different emotions in the reader depending on the context.


Basic emotion example

Finally weekend! 🙌

Associated feelings
  • calm
  • glad
  • enthusiastic

Basic emotion example

A perfect day for a walk! 🙌🌞

Associated feelings
  • optimistic
  • amazed
  • attentive

Basic emotion example

We lost the game... 🙌⚽

Associated feelings
  • thoughtful
  • saddened
  • disappointed
🙌 General Information
Unicode-NamePerson Raising Both Hands in Celebration
Apple-NameHands Raised in Celebration
Category People & Body




Keywordscelebrate, two palms up
Unicode-Version Unicode 6.0
Emoji-Version Emoji 1.0