Today in the U.S. we celebrate the inauguration of our new president, as well as the start of 10 consecutive dates of palindromes.

According to a report from the Farmer's Almanac, today is the first day in American history that a palindrome date coincided with an inauguration. This event will not happen again for another thousand years on on 1-20-3021.

Palindromes, which can be read the same forwards and backwards, are super fun to find and play with. Palindromes can occur as numbers and also as words.

Today's date, 1-20-21, is also the same backwards when broken down. There are 10 palindrome dates occurring today through the 29th. This year we will see 22 palindrome dates between January and December.

“The only two years in a century that contain 22 palindrome dates are the ones ending with 11 and 21,” says Dr. Aziz Inan, a professor at the University of Portland. “The year 2011 had 22, and in the next century, they will be found in 2111 and 2121.”

In December there will be 9 consecutive palindrome dates starting on the 1st of the month. After the next palindrome date will occur on the 11th and the 22nd.

Many people believe palindrome dates to be a sign of good fortune, and I am definitely down to run with that idea. 2020 was so complicated and tiring that I will take any sign of good luck or fortune for 2021.

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