It is February 2, 2020, or 02/02/2020, in both the MM/DD/YYYY format and the DD/MM/YYYY format. At just after 2 a.m., it was 02:02:20 on 02/02/2020.
This is the only time such a date will occur this century.
It’s also Super Bowl Sunday and Groundhog Day.
However, it is not as perfect as 02/02/2020, because using the full year, 2011, ruins the symmetry.
Las Vegas chapels were bursting at the seams with couples wanting to tie the knot on 11/11/11, with “queen of nightlife” Tiffany Masters holding what she billed as the world’s largest reception.
Verizon Wireless launched its Droid Razr at 11:11 on 11/11/11 and there was even a movie “11-11-11,” about an American author plagued by strange happenings and constant sightings of the number 11.
Human brains are naturally inclined to look for patterns, and many consider such dates lucky. Daniel Hardt, president of Life Path Numerology Center in Indianapolis, called it a “powerful day.”
There had been one of these every year since 2011, but that was the last of the century.
Famous palindromes include “rats live on no evil star,” “never odd or even” and “a man, a plan, a canal, Panama.” The phrase “A toyota’s a toyota” can continue as a palindrome forever, as in “A toyota’s a toyota’s a toyota…”
Palindrome comes from the Greek words “palin,” which means “again, back” and “dromos,” meaning “running,” according to Dictionary.com. So palindrome is a word of phrase that runs back on itself.