Square Root Day

Another great Geek Holiday, just like Pi Day. But, while you can celebrate Pi Day twice a year (0n March 14; 3/14 and July 22; 22/7 is Pi Approximation Day), Square Root Day happens only nine times in a century! So, the last time was on February 2 2004 (Groundhog Day), This year it was on March 3, and the next time it will be on April 4, 2016.
Square Root Day is celebrated when both the day of the month and the month are the square root of the last two digits of the year. It is more or less invented by Ron Gordon,

who enjoys calender quirks – he’s tried to get schools to celebrate Square Root Day since 1981.(Mental Floss)

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