So what are you going to do this weekend with practically everything being canceled because of coronavirus concern? I have an idea for Saturday...bake or eat a pie.

Saturday (3/14) is Pi Day, it's the annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant pi, 3.14592653, etc. Did you know that Albert Einstein was born on Pi day, 3/14/1879?

The earliest known official celebration of Pi Day was by Larry Shaw in 1988 at the San Francisco Exploratorium. Shaw worked as a physicist there and would have the staff and public march around one of its circular spaces and have them eat fruit pies.

The Exploratorium continues to hold Pi Day celebrations today, although I wonder if the coronavirus will stop the event on Saturday. I guess if less than 250 are gathering there then they could. Ugh!

In honor of pie...I mean Pi, here are a few Pi jokes to tell:

What do you get when you cut a jack o'lantern by its diameter?   Pumpkin Pi

What do you get when you take green cheese and divide its circumference by its diameter? Moon Pi

What do you get when you take the sun and divide its circumference by its diameter?  Pi in the sky.

I didn't say that they were gonna be good. Since we're talking about dates of significance, here's another one for you.

Monday is 3/16 and I like to call it John 3:16 day and it says: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. I think I like that day better.

Here's another way to celebrate Pi Day on Saturday. Eat food that starts with pi, like pineapples or pizza or eat foods that are circular in shape like pancakes and cookies. Any excuse to eat food and blame in on a holiday works for me.

I'm beginning to really like this holiday.

[via Pi Day.orgBible Gateway]