So, I think I've mentioned before that I don't like most holidays. Pi day is definitely one of the ones I like. It's an excuse to celebrate math and eat pie. So I was thinking, today, about whether my appreciation for Pi day is a double standard. Because the argument I've generally made for why I prefer, say, Halloween to holidays like Christmas is that Christmas (even the most secular versions thereof) celebrate values which ought to be fairly year-round. Kindness, charity, love, and so on. Whereas Halloween represents taking time to celebrate things (like fear, otherness, etc.) that we can't really maintain constantly. I dislike the idea of holidays that bottle up to specific times things that should be celebrated universally.
But Pi day is about celebrating math, and I really don't think that's something out-of-the-ordinary, something that needs to be taken aside because it can't be celebrated every day.
I don't know, maybe I need to rethink my philosophy of holidays.
Happy Pi day.