Today is Pi Day! March 14th, or written better as 3.14, it is a day to celebrate the number Pi, a number significant for all things circular. But I am not here to necessarily spread the word about a single holiday.
Throughout the year, there are many of the normal holidays (speaking for the US here): Christmas (primarily Christian, but celebrated at a larger scale these days), Thanksgiving, July 4th, New Year’s, and Easter (again… Christian – but still a National holiday). Then there are what we can call secondary holidays, like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Labor Day, Presidents’ Day, etc, etc. Go down further and you get the lesser known days like International Women’s Day, which passed not long ago. Or there are days like today: Pi Day.
Odd holidays also exist, such as National Sneak Some Zucchini on Your Neighbor’s Porch Day — August 8th for those not in the know — which bring a little fun into the realm.
The point is, there are plenty of fun days out there outside of the normal holidays, to find reasons to have fun and celebrate. Try picking one or two throughout the year. One of these years, I do plan on leaving some zucchini on some porches. It’s silly and likely stupid, but who care, right? Why not have some fun? If that celebration is for today, maybe have some pi(e)!