It’s Pi Day today!
Every year on March 14th, the world celebrates the famous mathematical symbol pi (π), which is used to calculate circles, spheres, and other round objects. We celebrate on March 14th, as its date “3/14” signifies the first three digits of pi (3.14). It’s on this day that we celebrate by consuming round-shaped foods (particularly pie, as it’s a homophone for the math symbol itself) and reciting as many digits of the never-ending number.
I’ve been celebrating Pi Day since high school, i.e. over a decade. It was a huge tradition of my school to celebrate the day by selling all sorts of pies, having Pi recitation competitions, and also pie-eating contests. It was a huge affair during lunch hour, and I would sometimes purchase a slice of pie to celebrate the day. I even made a T-shirt showcasing my appreciation for the holiday! Honestly, it was just a way for me to enjoy pie, as it’s one of my favorite desserts– bring me a hearty, double-crusted cherry pie any day!
Since leaving school, I still find myself doing little things to commemorate Pi Day. I still purchase small tarts and pies, or anything round (e.g. doughnuts, cookies…) to do so. This year, I’m buying some mini-pies from a local pie shop, to enjoy with my family…and with a scoop of ice cream on the side! 😛
Do you celebrate Pi Day? Let me know! Enjoy the rest of your weekend otherwise!
— The Finicky Cynic
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