NATIONAL PI DAY:

NATIONAL PI DAY:

National Pi Day March 14

National Pi Day is observed annually on March 14th.

The 3rd month and the 14th day of the year is a consistent day to celebrate the mathematical constant π. Also known as pi, the first three and most recognized digits are 3.14.  National Pi Day is celebrated by pi enthusiasts and pie lovers alike!

HOW TO OBSERVE

Our research has found that there are different ways that people celebrate National Pi Day.  Some of the celebrations include:

  • Eating a slice of pie
  • Pie eating contests
  • Discussing the significance of the number π
  • More recently watching “Life of Pi”
  • Finding 3.14 deals in as many version of π as possible.  For example
    • Half.com  is offering 95 % off the paperback of The Life of Pi.
    • Think pizza Pi as much as dessert kind of deals on this day!
    • Get punny Geeky Greek Pi inspired t-shirts deals.
    • Find these and more at www.GoBankingRates.com

Use #NationalPiDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

The earliest known official, or large-scale celebration of Pi Day, was organized by Larry Shaw in 1988 at the San Francisco Exploratorium.  The Exploratorium continues to hold Pi Day celebrations.

On March 12, 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a non-binding resolution (HRES 224) recognizing March 14, 2009, as National Pi Day.

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