# Special Dates

## Celebrate themed mathematical activities on these special days:

### Alphabetical list

 American Independence Day After doing the Four's Independence challenge try the Math vs Maths game. Go April Fools Here's a prank, a mathematical one, that you the teacher can play on your students. Go Bonfire Night Sometimes known as Guy Fawkes Day it is celebrated primarily in Great Britain, involving bonfires and fireworks displays Go Chinese New Year Recognise the contribution the Chinese to the development of Maths by doing some of these activities. Go Christmas Christmas activities make those December Maths lessons interesting, exciting and relevant. Go Easter Time for a mathematical Eggstravaganza to celebrate this time of the year. Go Halloween Not to be taken too seriously, this spooky day can be enjoyed with some scary puzzles and moody sounds. Go International Puzzle Day This day was established to celebrate puzzles of all kinds, from jigsaw puzzles to crosswords and brain teasers. Go Leap Year Day Four puzzles to mark this special day which doesn't exist in most years. Go May Day Traditional May Day celebrations in the Transum world involve some questions about the calendar. Go My Birthday Visit the Birthday Maths Hub, where you can celebrate your birthday while learning at the same time. Go New Year Time to think about time as a new year replaces the old. Go Olympics Join the excitement of the Olympic Games with this themed puzzle involving the Olympic Rings. Go Palindromic Date A palindromic date reads the same forwards and backwards. Go Pancake Day The best day of the year to investigate pancake numbers, described in a 1979 paper by Bill Gates. Go Pi Day The fourteenth day of the third month is celebrated as the digits are contained in the number pi (3.14) Go Pirate Day International Talk Like a Pirate Day is when everyone in the world is encouraged talk with a pirate accent. Go Poetry Day A collection of mathematical poems to teach concepts and set puzzles. Go Pythagorean Day If the square of the day added to the square of the month equals the square of the last two digits of the year then it's a Pythagorean Day. Go Saint Patrick's Day Celebrate the Irish with this Lyric Lacking Limerick Go Star Wars Day May the fourth be with you! Go Valentine's Day Everyone is encouraged to love maths on this day of hearts and flowers. Go World Book Day There is no reason why World Book Day can't be celebrated in Maths lessons. Go World Population Day The world's population is a very big number. Let's think about that number. Go

### Date order for 2024

 1 January New Year Go 29 January International Puzzle Day Go 4 February Palindromic Date Go 10 February Chinese New Year Go 13 February Pancake Day Go 14 February Valentine's Day Go 29 February Leap Year Day Go 7 March World Book Day Go 14 March Pi Day Go 17 March Saint Patrick's Day Go 21 March Poetry Day Go 31 March Easter Go 1 April April Fools Go 1 May May Day Go 4 May Star Wars Day Go 4 July American Independence Day Go 11 July World Population Day Go 14 July My Birthday Go 26 July Olympics Go 19 September Pirate Day Go 3 October Poetry Day Go 31 October Halloween Go 5 November Bonfire Night Go 25 December Christmas Go

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