# March 14 is Pi Day

The number π is a mathematical constant. Originally defined as the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, it now has various equivalent definitions and appears in many formulas in all areas of mathematics and physics. It is approximately equal to 3.14159.  From Wikipedia

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.

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
• Visit the National Day Calendar Classroom for a National Pi Day lesson.

March 14 is celebrated for other reasons too:

• Steak and Blowjob Day (sometimes Steak & BJ Day or Steak and Knobber Day) is a satirical holiday created in the United States as a male response to Valentine’s Day and celebrated a month later, on March 14.
• On March 14, 1964, a jury in Dallas found Jack Ruby guilty of murdering Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy, and sentenced him to death. (Both the conviction and death sentence were overturned, but Ruby died before he could be retried.)
• In the St . Vincent  and the Grenadines is it National Heroes Day, which is a public holiday.
• It ‘s National Potato Chip Day so enjoy a bag without feeling guilty.
• National Write Your Story Day- You may think to yourself, “There’s nothing in my life to tell.” It will surprise you once you put pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard and the words start filling the pages. Words have a way of triggering memories.
• NationalLearn about Butterflies Day
• There are more than 20,000 types of butterflies worldwide.
• Their wing spans can range from 1/2 inch to 11 inches.
• Butterflies in their adult stage can live from a week to nearly a year, depending on the species.
• Many butterflies migrate over long distances.  Particularly famous migrations are those of the Monarch butterfly from Mexico to the northern USA and southern Canada, a distance of about 2500 to 3000 miles.

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## 20 thoughts on “March 14 is Pi Day”

1. I ❤️ Pi day, it’s my brother’s birthday and Einstein’s too. My brother majored in physics as well.

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2. I never heard of Pi day in Ireland…..what a miss🙄

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3. Judy, That is a totally cool coincidence. Thanks for sharing.

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4. Ortensia, Now you can celebrate–get yourself a big piece of pie to celebrate. But Beware the Ides of March tomorrow. 🙂

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5. Dear Husband and I are going to have pie today to celebrate.:-) Whoa. can you imagine a butterfly with an eleven-inch wingspan?!

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6. Sounds delectably decadent. Enjoy!

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7. I suddenly remember a wise old saying one of my former math teachers told me years ago … “Pie are not squared! Pie are round!”

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1. I’ve heard that saying too. 🙂 Papa John’s Pizza is square because it does not cut corners.

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1. You’re so welcome, Pat!

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8. Happy steak and blowjob day! Wow the boys will like this one better than Valentine’s Day. Enjoyed your post and learned a few things too❤️

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1. Glad you liked it. And agree wit h about stak and blowjob day.

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9. Interesting.
I had never heard about Pi day!

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1. Guess we celebrate any time we can make a natural pun or unnatural pun.

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10. Gee! Steak and BJ Day! That’s not hit these shores. Do Hallmark make special cards to send to your loved ones! Stay healthy and safe in these troubled times Pat.

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1. I never heard of it until I saw it when I looked up for other days that are celebrated on March 14. I have not seen any Hallmark Cards like that in the usual stores but have not been in an adult store in a few decades. You stay healthy too. Guess France and Spain are getting as slammed as Italy now.

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11. Butterfly facts are interesting, but some of the birthday facts at the end are a bit murky …

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12. You select your birthday from the appropriate month, day, and year options. Those options then form a string of digits and they will tell you where in the endless string of pi numbers you birthdate falls.

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