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March 14 is...
International π (Pi) and Pythagoras Day

Celebrate on 3-14 or be Square!
Celebrate 3, 4, 5 with a Flair!

Vas Gardiakos

Pi = 3.14159...
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On Pi Day, March 14 or 3-14 everyone is welcomed to do the Kalamatiano, which is a circular folk dance my fellow Kalamatans enjoy performing during the many holidays. So dance or be square! Celebrate on 3-14 and be cheerful all day. HAPPY PI DAY!

I had considered celebrating Pi Day on the 22nd of July or 7-22 (22/7=3.142857... which is equal to pi within 0.04025%) The 7-22 is a closer approximation or a more accurate representation of pi than than March 14 or 3-14 (3.14). To democratize the process I asked a small sampling of family and friends to choose between 3-14 and 7-22. Only one person who will remain anonymous voted for July 22 as Pi Day. These individuals unanimously (minus one) proclaimed Pi Day to be observed and celebrated on March fourteen. March fourteenth is the date others have also suggested as being the best day to celebrate pi day, so let it be 3-14!

see: Pythagorean Man Emulation  

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March 14 is Pythagoras Day
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.1415 Wow! 3-4-5 is the Pythagorean Triplet

Pi (π) is a Greek letter phonetically equivalent to the English "p". Pi is also the geometric symbol used to designate the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.

Document APi = 3.14159... Pi starts with 3_4_5 which is the Pythagorean Triplet, the smallest possible triplet that represents the Pythagorean triangle. Remember from high school the Pythagorean Theorem, if two sides of a right triangle are 3 and 4 respectfully then the hypotenuse will be 5. Though the 3-4-5 triplet at the very start of pi is very significant the addition of other "oddities" as shown on Document A conclusively demonstrates intelligent manipulation of this constant.

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God, the Master Mathematician enumerated pi so that the Pythagorean triplet will be noticed. Since God intentionally put the Pythagorean triplet right at the start of pi, lets us also acknowledge Pythagoras with a day of celebration. Pythagoras made many experimental and theoretical scientific contributions that made our modern world possible so this is an additional reason to honor this extraordinary man! Due to the Pythagorean triplet starting in pi I believe it is appropriate for Pythagoras Day and Pi Day to be celebrated on the same day, on March fourteen.

Lets go one step further on Pythagoras Day and honor the great scientific contributions of other geniuses such as Plato, Ptolemy, Parmanides * and other Greek scientists who's names start with "P":

The list of the more notable philosophers that start with "P":

Panaitios

Parmenides 

Paul of Aigina (C7 AD)

Pausanias 

Palladius, Rutilius Taurus Aemilianus (after AD 450)

Pelagonius (C4 AD), Ars Veterinaria

Perikles 

Periplous of the Erythraian Sea

Petronius (C1 AD)

Philip II of Macedon 

Philon

Philolaos 

Philoponus

Philostratos

Pindar of Thebes (518-c. 446 BC)

Plato 

Pliny 

Pliny the Younger, Gaius Caecilius Secundus, of Comum (c. AD 61-113)

Plutarch  

Polybios of Megalopolis (c. 200-118 BC)

Pompey, Gnaeus Magnus (106-48 BC)

Pomponius Mela

Poseidonios

Praxagoras

Proclus 

Procopius 

Ptolemy

Ptolemy I Soter

Ptolemy II Philadelphos

Pytheas 

Greek Alphabet

Wikipedia - Pi Day

Daniel Tammet - After reciting pi to the 22,514 digits, Tammet was asked why memorize pi. He replied that pi is an extremely beautiful and utterly unique thing. Like the Mona Lisa or a Mozart symphony, pi is its own reason for loving it. The math savant has painted a picture of pi. See http://www.optimnem.co.uk/artwork.php

 

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Note:

I must admit many of the "P" scientists and philosophers starting with Plato should be honored with their own day of celebration. My apologies to all the other Greek philosophers and scientists not mentioned here that do not have names starting with pi.


 

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