Feels Like the Good Ol’ (Pi) Days!

Partners in Pi,

This year’s Pi Day just feels right. After a few years of paused traditions, unspoken digits, and uneaten slices, Pi Day 2023 feels like a good old fashioned, typical Pi Day… and that’s a good thing! It falls on a Tuesday, which is a perfectly bland day in the school and work week to spice up with your favorite celebrations from yesteryear… or with a brand new idea that you’ve been cooking up.

Creativity certainly springs eternal in the Pi community: schools and companies are starting new gatherings, digit memory contests are popping up everywhere, and those with musical and lyrical gifts have gotten back to work writing new song tributes, including folks like high school teacher Mr. Jacques and science writer Devin Powell. (Check out their brand new musical offerings on the Your Music page!)

This marks the 36th Pi Day in the holiday’s official modern era — that’s an even three dozen!  I’m so fortunate to been actively involved in 25 of them (wow, I’m starting to feel a bit… infinite!).  I will always draw energy from the collective buzz around the holiday as it approaches, and maybe this is just an old timer talking, but this one really does feel like we as a Pi community are fully back in business, and ready to eat up, memorize, sing out, and celebrate!

Pi Day Forever,


Luke Anderson is the founder and proprietor of TeachPi.org. Luke has been a Pi Day presenter to K-12, college, and adult audiences around the country for more than 20 years, and is a frequent contributor to Pi-related stories in the media.
  1. Geri Sorrentino Reply

    Hi, Luke,
    I’m preparing for another Pi Day 2024 and wanted to resend the students’ names from my school from last year so perhaps they can be added to the site. I emailed you the list and I look forward to this year’s challenge!
    At the bottom of my webpage, you’ll see a picture of 2023’s top 14 reciters (all with over 74 digits and the top girl with over 300 digits!
    Thanks for all you’ve done and continue to do to inspire reciters!

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