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Today's Holidays – March 14, 2011

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Learn about Butterflies Day National Potato Chip Day Pi Day 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419 716939937510582097494459230781640628620 899862803482534211706798214808651328230 664709384460955058223172535940812848111 745028410270193852110555964462294895493 038196442881097566593344612847564823378 678316527120190914564856692346034861045 432664821339360726024914127372458700660 631558817488152092096282925409171536436 7892590360011330530548820466521384146… On 3/14 its a day for celebrating Pi – the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.

Pi Day is celebrated in a variety of ways. Parties or other observances may be held by mathematics departments in educational institutions. Harvard’s Math department, for instance, has a pi recitation contest as well as a pie eating contest. Mathematics or science clubs might gather to consider the role that the number pi has played in their lives and to imagine the world without pi. During such an event, pi celebrants may approximate pi, devise alternative values for pi, eat pie, play pinata, drink Pina Colada, eat pizza (which itself is called pizza pie), listen to the song “Pi” by Kate Bush, watch Pi, or recite Pi. The song 867-5309/Jenny is sometimes sung, replacing the digits with the first several digits of pi.
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