Twosday, 2/22/2022

It’s Twosday, 2/22/2022!  Today, 22 February, 2022, is once-in-a-lifetime-day when the date numbers line up to be 22/2/22.


Today is both a palindrome and an ambigram. Which means it can be read backwards and forwards as well as upside down.


That must mean it’s a super Tuesday!!         

The deuces are wild today as one of the grandest palindromes of 2022 arrives on Tuesday, unofficially known as “Twosday.” Feb. 22, 2022, written out numerically is 2/22/22. Not only is it a palindrome because it reads the same forward and backward, but what makes it special is the date has all twos.

The date is called a symmetrical or palindrome because the numbers read the same backward and forward. With 22/2/22 falling on Tuesday, social media users have have dubbed it Twosday.

More than a decade ago we saw two Onesdays with 11.1.11 and 11.11.11. This century there have been 11 other months with similar patterns, such as 02.02.02 and 12.12.12. In 11 years we’ll be treated to Threesday (3.3.33) and Foursday another 11 years after that (4.4.44). However, it will be for future generations to enjoy a full flush of twos on Twosday as the next one is centuries away.


The next palindromic date will be 3 February 2030, written as 03/02/2030.  Today is also National Margarita Day! Cheers!!