Pi Day

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.