# Did you know, Pi day is also Einstein’s Birthday?

**Pi Day** is an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi). Pi Day is observed on March 14 (or 3/14 in the U.S. *month/day* date format), since 3, 1, and 4 are the three most significant digits of π in the decimal form. In 2009, the United States House of Representatives supported the designation of Pi Day. (Wikipedia)^{}

National Pi Day is actually a U.S. holiday.The House of Representatives passed House Resolution 224 in 2009, designating March 14 as National Pi Day. The resolution “encourages schools and educators to observe the day with appropriate activities that teach students about Pi and engage them about the study of mathematics.” (Source:http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/03/13/pi-day-friday-31415/6369483/)

Do you wish Pi day was a national holiday in your country? I sure do! Leave your comments below!

I live in the United States, and this is the first time I’ve read, heard, or otherwise discovered that Congress actually did this.

You are just as lucky wherever else in the world you reside on March 14th.

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Thanks for the comment!

Is Pi Day a national holiday in the United States?

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It’s common for school teachers to make a big deal about it so it is sometimes celebrated at school, but the general public usually doesn’t even know it’s happening. It’s more like an unofficial holiday.

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Thanks for enlightening!

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