We have written about Pi Day before, noting that we and our fellow geeks the world over looked forward with great anticipation to once-in-a-lifetime Ultimate Pi Day—March 14, 2015 at 9:26 AM (and 53 seconds)—because it was going to be so freaking awesome.

Well, it is now mere moments away. And yes, *it is* *so freaking awesome*.

I’ll be biting into a slice of homemade coconut custard pie at 9:26 AM (and 53 seconds) local time—and another slice at the same time PM.

Is this the best holiday ever or what?

**UPDATE:**

Palace Pi Day Celebration

3.14.15

*left:* Coconut Custard from the Palace kitchen.

*right:* Salty Chocolate Chess from Petee’s Pie Company.

[h/t Loyal Reader™ Mr. Born]

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I understand the pie involving crusts and fillings better than the Pi s of circumference and such

Here you go. There will be a test later.

Irrational numbers, transcendental numbers, 13 trillion digits, my head’s spinning!

So to apply this knowledge to something we can all relate to; if that coconut custard pie is sliced into 6 equal pieces, 4.5 inches in length, each will be 4.71 inches wide.

Hmm. I’d want evidence that “Pi day” is actually celebrated worldwide. AFAIK, most countries do not use the daft American dating convention mm-dd-yy! In most European countries dd-mm-yy is used, while I believe Sweden uses yy-mm-dd, as I do – because it preserves chronological order.

You’re right, Nick: it is based on the daft American dating convention, and it started in San Francisco almost three decades ago. But international Pi enthusiasts don’t seem to mind a little transposition. Pi Day is indeed celebrated in Sweden. This college in the UK celebrates it too, and an article from RT includes tweets urging Pi Day celebrations from Australia, Bristol and France.

Otherwise everyone outside our borders would be stuck with “Pi Approximation Day” on July 22 (22/7 in the considerably less daft day/month format). And really, who wants to eat approximations of pies? Besides Nick, I think you are looking at this all wrong. The only important concerns are whether Pi Day is celebrated

in my apartment, and whether international guests are welcome. The answer to both is an unequivocal YES. ;)