Today is the first global palindrome day in 909 years. Another one won’t happen for 101 years.

Big day for the number two.
Big day for the number two.

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By Annie Colbert

No matter how you write today’s date, it’s a palindrome.

Month, date, year: 02/02/2020

Date, month, year: 02/02/2020

Year, month, date: 2020/02/02

You get the idea. This abundance of twos and zeros makes Feb. 2, 2020 the first international palindrome day in 909 years (since 11/11/1111), and it won’t happen again for another 101 years (12/12/2121) on the Gregorian calendar.

If that wasn’t enough for you nerds, it’s also the 33rd day of 2020 with 333 days to go. 

The internet hopped in their race car, grabbed a taco cat (but made sure to step on no pets), and competed for the top spot on Twitter. Wow. (So sorry.)

Ok everyone, I’ve just found someone named Hannah (palindrome) who is turning 22 (palindrome) on 02/02/2020 (palindromapalooza). We can all go home now.

— Matt Parker (@standupmaths) February 2, 2020

Celebrating numbers is better than forcing a groundhog to be psychic anyway.

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