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Pi Day starts 30-year anniversary: What to know about the tradition

This year, hunger Pi-Day fans are in luck: the special offers are offered by the likes of Whole Foods, Boston Market and Blaze Pizza.

(Thank You Whole Foods Market)

Get ready for a slice of the action: Wednesday marks Pi Day, a tribute to the mathematical constant.

The 30-year anniversary of the event celebrated this year by the tech-giant Google with a special doodle design created by chef Dominique Ansel.

? + ? + pastry chef @DominiqueAnsel = 1 delightful Doodle#PiDay #GoogleDoodle → https://t.co/NdBlsMIsLB pic.twitter.com/OTz8QeCerO

— Google Doodles (@GoogleDoodles) March 14, 2018

Read here what you need to know about Pi Day.

A special event

Pi Day takes place March 14, the day each year when the scientists and mathematicians to celebrate the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.

Physicist Larry Shaw, also known as the “Prince of Pi” — originally came up with the concept for the event, which kicked off at the San Francisco Exploratorium in 1988.

Shaw said he chose March 14, because 3.14 are the first three digits of pi, denoted by the Greek letter π.”

“On the first Pi Day, the staff brought in fruit pies and a tea urn for the celebration,” the Exploratorium explains online. “At 1:59—the pi-numbers that follow 3.14—Shaw led a lap parade around the museum with his boombox blaring the digits of pi to the music of ‘Pomp and circumstance.’ The parade ended on an “accumulation point,” later the name of the ” Pi Shrine.'”

The special day was an annual tradition at the California museum, and eventually the idea snowballed into something much bigger,” the Exploratorium added.

Anything else?

“Although the modern mathematicians have calculated more than one TRILLION decimal places beyond the standard 3.14,” pi) is an irrational number that continues into infinity!” Google explained in a message.

The CIA ‘ s birthday is also a part of the digits in the pi, the spy agency pointed out in a tweet.

Happy #PiDay! pic.twitter.com/vNSNgGZzgI

— CIA (@CIA) March 14, 2018

Google has also indicated that ” Pi-Day observers often celebrate with a piece of their favorite cake in honor of the number of delicious-sounding name.”

This year, hunger Pi-Day fans are in luck: the special offers are offered by the likes of Whole Foods, Boston Market and Blaze Pizza.

Pi-Day shares connections to a number of famous physicists: it falls on the same date as Albert Einstein’s birthday, who would be 139 years old if he was alive today. Physicist Stephen Hawking, who died on Pi Day this year at the age of 76.

Fox News’ Amy’s Place contributed to this report.

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