New Delhi: People will remember this date – 22/02/2020 – not just for the repeated recurrence of number 2 but also today’s date is also a rare palindrome and ambigram that is a very rare event.
There is something very unique about Palindrome and ambigram day, as it isn’t every day that all the digits of your dateline align in such a way that irrespective of whether you are reading it forwards or backwards, it reads the same. Another thing that makes today, Feb 22, 2022 (which can also be written as 22-2-22) very rare is the recurrence of number 2 which also popularise it as Twos day.
Palindrome, Ambigram Day and Twos Day today: Here’s what’s special about February 22
The internet is abuzz with posts about the Palindrome Day – when the date can be read the same way backward and forward. The dates are similar to word palindromes in the sense that they are reversible.
Many users on Twitter are tweeting about 22022022 being the palindrome date as it can be read backwards.
Palindromes, which refer to words, phrases or a sequence of numbers that can be read the same way forward and backward, are not quite uncommon.
You may have also come across palindrome dates many times. But today’s palindrome is rare in the sense that it is an eight-digit palindrome and it works whether you write the date as “Month/Day/Year” or “Day/Month/Year”.
Notably, the last such palindrome and ambigram date to occur was 11/11/1111 – more than 900 years ago.
Also, this millennium has 60 Palindromic days, of which many have passed. So, without further ado let’s celebrate the uniqueness and rarity of this day as the next one is gonna make us wait a little more.