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Peach Pie IMG_8030National Pi Day is observed annually on March 14.

The 3rd month and the 14th day of the year is a consistent day to celebrate the mathematical constant π. Also known as pi, the first three and most recognized digits are 3.14. National Pi Day is celebrated by both pi enthusiasts and pie lovers.

Did you have pie to celebrate?

I got lucky and had some pie at a party, two pieces in fact – blueberry and chocolate cream.

The earliest known official, or large-scale celebration of Pi Day, was organized by Larry Shaw in 1988 at the San Francisco Exploratorium, according to the website National Day Calendar. The Exploratorium continues to hold Pi Day celebrations.

On March 12, 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution recognizing March 14, 2009, as National Pi Day.

Here are different ways that people celebrate it:

  • Eating a slice of pie.
  • Participating in pie eating contests.
  • Discussing the significance of the number π.
  • Watching the movie, “Life of Pi.”

National Pi Day could be confused with National Pie Day, January 23, but then, you can eat pie on both days.

Copyright 2017, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist


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Andrew Burton

I love to enjoy the national pi day.

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