Sweet or savoury, one crust or two, there’s no doubt that everybody loves pie. No matter how you like your pie, New Westminster has the slice you’re craving. Today March 14th or 3.14 is Pi Day. In many countries around the world, today is a fun day to celebrate the infamous mathematical construct with slices of flaky pie.
Pi Day is celebrated in countries that follow the month date format because the digits in the date; March 14 or 3/14, are the first three digits of π (3.14).
Pi is an irrational number, which means it cannot be expressed as a ratio of whole numbers, and its decimal representation never ends or repeats. Fun with numbers…forever and ever for evermore!
Pi Day was founded in 1988 by Physicist Larry Shaw in California. Another quirky element to March 14? It is also the birth date of renowned science mind Albert Einstein. He was born in Ulm, Germany in 1879 on March 14th.
For more than 30 years, math and pastry lovers have united on this day. In 2009, the United States made it an official holiday. If you aren’t familiar with Pi Day, it’s never too late to join in on the fun. Here is a list of some great New Westminster spots to celebrate Pi Day:
For those who prefer something a bit more savoury:
*Editors Note: This is by no means an exhaustive list. Please feel free to share your favourites #MadeinNewWest