Some are calling it the Pi Day of the century. Others, more dramatically, have deemed it the only (true) Pi Day of our lives. Whatever you call it, 3.14.15 is undeniably the biggest day in the modern history of math holidays. Well, in our ten-fingered world, that is.
(On that side note, this whole holiday has a distinctly base-10 bias, doesn’t it? In the 8-fingered Simpsons world, for example, Pi would be 3.1103… and we would have celebrated the Big One back on March 11, 2003. Go figure.)
As a devoted member of the Pi Day community for more than 15 years now, I have looked forward to this beautiful, momentous occasion for an incredibly long time. I’ll be ringing in the big moment, 9:26:53 on 3.14.15, in the Los Angeles area, where I’ll be speaking at a math conference later that afternoon.
(If anyone in L.A. has ideas for more Pi Day fun with me or with Pi Diddy, who just might also be making an appearance in the area on that day, let us know by sending over a quick note!)
Where will you be when the moment strikes? Don’t make yourself wait another 100 years to do the holiday right! Yes, it’s on a Saturday, which might throw a bit of a wrench into your plans to celebrate with your students or your work colleagues, but hey, the Big One landing on a weekend gives you maximum flexibility to make it a Pi Day you’ll never forget!