A Verrry Long Weekend Is Over!

Pals in Pi,

Happy Monday!  In the good old days, I would always root for Pi Day to fall on a weekday.  The glow of the holiday shines brightest when teachers and students are together at school on the actual 3/14 and the raucous revelry is uninhibited.

And so perhaps it’s fitting that the last two Pi Days have fallen on a Saturday and a Sunday.  For many of us, they’ve landed as silently as a leaf drifting down to a snowy forest floor.  We’ve had much bigger things on our minds and hearts over the past two years, dating back, for many parts of the U.S., to a new way of life that began very suddenly on none other than March 14, 2020.

Call it a Pi-atus, or a verrry long weekend, or whatever you like.  It’s Monday, kids are back at school, and Pi Day is ready to play!

So, just like any other activity that we’ve set aside for the last couple years, we’re going to have to warm up our mathematical muscles before we can sprint again.  Let this year’s Pi Day be part of that rediscovery and renewal, reminding all of us how great it feels to share something silly again.

It’s Monday… so get out there and celebrate! 🙂


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

    We were so happy to be back in person for our Pi celebration and recital yesterday! Thanks for always keeping an account of these amazing students. I’ll be sending my student totals to you soon.

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