Pi Day is an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant ? (pi). Pi Day is observed on March 14 (or 3/14 in the month/day date format), since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant digits of ? in decimal form. Got that?
But really who can say pi without thinking of pie?
Pi Day has been observed in many ways, including eating pie, throwing pies and discussing the significance of the number ?. Some schools hold competitions as to which student can recall Pi to the highest number of decimal places.
So be sure to eat some pie today! What’s your favorite kind of pie? Circle of Food is partial to key lime pie, lemon meringue, and French apple.
And if you’re in Tucson, mark your calendar for the 12th Annual Pie Party, an annual pie eating/grassroots charity fundraising event.
12th Annual Pie Party – Sunday/April 12 from 3 to 6 PM
You can enter pies in the following categories: fruit, cream, other, vegan and wheat-free.
Slices are $3/slice or two for $5.
“Best in Show” pie baker decides which non-profit organization (from five which have been pre-chosen/see website for charities) to receive half of the evening’s profits.
The “People’s Pie” will be voted with the most pie tickets collected and receive the other half of the evening’s winnings.
Held at the YWCA, this year promises more pies! Plus a pie crust making class will be held at the Food Co-op so if you are afraid of pie making because of the crust–no more excuses!