Did you know there’s a 10-day stretch of palindrome dates this month

CLEVELAND (WJW) – Here’s an interesting fact: There’s a 10-day stretch of palindrome dates occurring in April.

So, what does that mean? A palindrome is a word or number sequence (in this case, a date) that can be read the same way forward and backward.

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A “universal palindrome” reads the same whether written as “Month/Day/Year” as the United States does, or “Day/Month/Year” as many other countries do.

The 10-day stretch begins Saturday, April 20, and continues through Monday, April 29.

The palindrome dates this month are: 4-20-24, 4-21-24, 4-22-24, 4-23-24, 4-25-24, 4-26-24, 4-27-24, 4-28-24 and 4-29-24.

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The last 10-day stretch was in March 2023, while the next one will be in May 2025, when there will be 11 palindrome dates, with 10 of those being consecutive, according to the Farmers’ Almanac.

Using the dd-mm-yyyy date format, even a leap day will get into the mix. According to timeanddate.com, there are 29 such dates in this century, with the first being 10 February 2001 (10-02-2001). The final palindrome date of the 21st century using this format will occur in 2092 on leap day, 29 February (29-02-2092).

The Farmers’ Almanac also said palindrome dates are supposed to be lucky because they are considered rare.

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