Pi Day, not to be confused with National Pie Day in January or National Pizza Day in February, means deals on pizza, pastries and more.
There is a day to commemorate just about anything, and mathematical equations are not exempt, with National Pi Day fast approaching to celebrate the never ending sequence. However, rest assured, it is not a day one is forced to practice their least favourite school subject, with actual pie-eating and baking involved.
Pi has an approximate value of 3.14159265, with a decimal representation that never ends nor repeats, making it one of the standout mathematical constants.
The day to commemorate Pi was launched all the way back in 1988 by the Exploratorium Museum of Science, Art, and Human Perception in San Francisco, before it was officially recognised by the US Congress in 2009.
As well as its mathematical merits, National Pi Day is celebrated by eating actual pie. It has become a tradition to pay tribute to this day by baking, and subsequently eating, pies of all kinds.
In the US in particular, where the day was launched, people tend to make a selection of pies at home and take them to work or social settings to then share with colleagues or friends.
It is also encouraged for baking competitions to be thrown between friends, family and co-workers, before each one tastes the other’s and a victor is crown.
When is National Pi Day celebrated?
As it began in the US, where the date format sees the month placed before the day, National Pi Day falls on March 14 or 3/14, which are the first three digits of Pi (3.14).