Pi Day celebrates the mathematical constant π (Pi) on March 14. The date itself represents 3.14 (month.day), the first three digits of Pi.
Coincidentally, Albert Einstein was born on March 14 (1879).
But what is Pi, really? It is defined as “the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter”. (Wikipedia). Read some fun facts from the CBC to learn what you might not know about the number that never ends.
People make Pi Day fun, primarily by eating pie (be it fruit or pizza) and by throwing pies. There are also competitions on who can recite Pi to the highest number of decimal places!
If you’re a bit traditional, here’s a Pi Day Apple Pie recipe from Family Fun Canada.
If you’re not much of a baker yourself and you happen to live in Calgary, AB, you can celebrate Pi Day with Pi pies! The Pie Junkie and Bakery delivers or you can pick up from one of their 3 locations. See their website for all options: https://piejunkie.ca/
Check your local bakery, they may be creating something Pi-like, too!
If you have a family and want to introduce some Pi concepts to kids, choose one of these 9 Activities to Celebrate Pi Day from Canadian Family.
Got a geeky sense of humour? Here are some Pi Jokes from Reader’s Digest Canada.
And finally, listen to this cute and clever Pi Song which makes it (potentially) easier to remember the 100 digits of Pi!