International Pi (π) Day

Pi Day is celebrated on 14 March every year around the globe. This day is observed as Pi Day to celebrate the mathematical constant pi (π). This day is celebrated in many ways which include discussing the significance of π, eating pie and throwing pies.

International Pi Day

There is a very interesting answer to this question. Why π Day is celebrated on March 14?

If you write this date in the format of Month/Day, then it will be 3/14 (3 representing the third month of the year- March; and 14 as the date), which represent the first three significant digit of the value of Pi (3.14). This is the reason why 14 March is celebrated as π Day.

History of Pi Day

The first large-scale celebration of π Day was observed in 1988, which was organized by physicist Larry Shaw at the San Francisco Exploratorium. Larry Shaw and his staff mates celebrated the day by marching around a circular space and then consuming fruit pies. Since then, the San Francisco Exploratorium continues to celebrate 14th March as π Day and Larry Shaw became the founder of Pi Day.

On 12 May 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives decided to celebrate 14th March as National Pi Day. Since then, π Day is celebrated around the globe.

In the year 2014, the entire month of March was observed as “Pi Month” as March 2014 represent the first three digits of the value of π when written in the format Month/Year (3/14).

In the year 2015, March 14 was celebrated as “Super Pi Day” as it represents the first 5 digits of the value of Pi (3.1415) when written in month/day/year format (3/14/15). On the same day in 2015 (3/14/15), at time 9:26:53, the date and time together represented the first 10 digits of the value of Pi (3.141592653).

Quotes on Pi Day

Love is Like Pi-
and Very Important.

The finite figure of Pi,
With its nature infinite.
whispered into my ears,
In the dreams of last night.
Be like a Pi from outside,
Simple and contained in the form.
And like a Pi on the inside,
Via thoughts untamed, infinite,
Spreading the wings of your soul.

Pi is an extremely beautiful
and utterly unique thing.
Like the Mona Lisa or a Mozart symphony,
Pi is its own reason for loving it.

Exploring Pi is like
exploring the universe.

If equations are trains threading
the landscape of numbers,
then no train stops at Pi.

My Love for you is like
the decimals of Pi,
Never Ending.

Pi Day (14th March) is a day that nobody could forget.

14th March 1879 – Birth of Einstein
14th March 1883 – Death of Karl Marx
14th March 2018 – Death of Stephen Hawking

I want to become Pi of your life,
Whose value remain constant forever.

Pi is not just a collection of random digits.
Pi is a journey; an experience;
unless you try to see the natural poetry
that exists in Pi, you will find it
very difficult to learn.

How to celebrate Pi Day in school?

Telling students about the importance of this day is important. Teachers should conduct program and involve the students in them. Teachers should tell the importance of Pi and how it arrived.

Another best way to celebrate π Day in schools is by telling the students to memorize the value of Pi to as many digits as possible.

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