Number enthusiasts and amused Twitter users were treated to a rarity on Sunday as the date, Feb. 2, 2020 (02/02/2020), was recognized globally as a palindrome — meaning it reads the same forwards as it does backwards.
The hashtag #PalindromeDay started to trend worldwide.
— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) February 2, 2020
I love stuff like this. My nerdiness knows no limits.
— Charlotte Clymer?️? (@cmclymer) February 2, 2020
Some users also noted that it’s the 33rd day of the year with 333 days left in 2020.
Okay as well as 02/02/2020 being #PalindromeDay I’ve just found out it’s the 33rd day of the year with 333 days to go and that makes me a very happy maths boy indeed ?
— Harry Baker (@harrybakerpoet) February 2, 2020
Welcome to World #PalindromeDay:
02 02 2020
This is the first time in over 900 years (since 11/11/1111) the date is palindromic no matter the date format.
It’s also the 33rd day of the year with 333 days left! pic.twitter.com/qO379rIp83
— Holly Green (@HollyJGreen) February 2, 2020
The special date also falls on Super Bowl Sunday and Groundhog Day.