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Add Up The Fun For National Pi Day, White Plains

Celebrate Pi Day Monday with a Pi pie.
Celebrate Pi Day Monday with a Pi pie. Photo Credit: Facebook

Monday is Pi Day.

March 14 is a day to celebrate the mathematical constant pi (π) and to eat lots of pie, according to

National Pi Day is observed in countries whose calendars follow the month/day (M/dd) date format, as the date digits of March 13 or 3/14, match the first three digits of pi, which is 3.14.

Pi Day was first observed in 1988 by physicist Larry Shaw, said

German-born theoretical physicist Albert Einstein was also born March 14 (March 14, 1879–April 18, 1955).

In countries where day/month (dd/m) is the date format Pi Approximation Day is observed on July 22, because it is written 22/7, matching the fraction 22/7 that depicts pic.

Various other pi days throughout the calendar include March 4, the day that marks the passing of 14 percent of the third month of the year; April 5, when 3.14 months of the year have passed; and Nov. 10, which is the 314th day of the year (Nov. 9 in leap years), points out.

So how do we celebrate pi?

  • Since pi is a homophone of "pie," eating pie is a common way to mark the day.
  • Pie baking contests with "pi" shapes,
  • Pie eating contests.
  • A pi recitation competition. Participants recite the most digits of the constant to win pies.
  • Wear a t-shirt or an accessories like earrings with the numbers of "pie."
  • Eat foods that start with the letter "pi" -- pineapples and pizza for starters.

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