National Pi Day

All the math enthusiasts out there will be glad for tomorrow to arrive. Not only is it hump day, but it’s National Pi Day! The mathematical constant is honored each year, appropriately on the third month and fourteenth day of the year.

National Pi Day is celebrated by math lovers, scientists and actual pie lovers, too. The national day of recognition was first organized in 1988 by Larry Shaw, an employee at the San Francisco Exploratorium.  In 2009, the United States House of Representatives passed a resolution to officially designate the day.

In recent years, National Pi Day has become quite a trend in pop culture. The number 3.14 or the Pi symbol is often seen on t-shirts, bumper stickers and other quirky items. Not to be left out, many restaurants now have promotions to give away a free slice of pie or pizza on this date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No matter how you choose to celebrate National Pi Day, make sure to check the famous Google Doodle for a fun treat!

 

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