## Mathematics

# Understanding the Significance of Pi Day and Celebrating Mathematics

Pi Day is a celebration of the mathematical constant pi, which is approximately 3.14, and is observed on March 14th every year. This day is dedicated to emphasizing the importance of mathematics and its relevance in our daily lives.

It began in 1988 in the San Francisco Exploratorium and has since evolved to become an international event, with over 1,700 activities confirmed this year. In this post, I will look at the history and significance of Pi Day, as well as why mathematics is so vital in our daily lives.

# The History of Pi Day

Pi Day was first celebrated in 1988 by physicist Larry Shaw at the San Francisco Exploratorium. The celebration included a circular parade, cutting of a Pi-shaped pie, and recitation of pi to as many decimal places as possible.

Pi Day has now become a worldwide celebration, with over 1,700 activities planned for this year. In 2009, the United States House of Representatives passed a resolution to officially recognize March 14th as National Pi Day, encouraging schools and educators to promote mathematics education and awareness.