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LIST: Palindrome Dates this 2023


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Palindromes are sequences of words, phrases, or numbers that can be read even when reversed. For example, “Was it a car or a cat I saw?” can be mirrored and still spelled out with the exact words and meaning. With that said, here are the 2023 Palindrome dates that might catch your interest!

2023 Palindrome Dates

Most palindrome dates for 2023 are in March since March is the 3rd month of the year. Those dates are:

  • March 20, 2023 = 3/20/23 -> 32-0-23
  • March 21, 2023 = 3/21/23 -> 32-1-23
  • March 22, 2023 = 3/22/23 -> 32-2-23
  • March 23, 2023 = 3/23/23 ->32-3-23
  • March 24, 2023 = 3/24/23 -> 32-4-23
  • March 25, 2023 = 3/25/23 -> 32-5-23
  • March 26, 2023 = 3/26/23 -> 32-6-23
  • March 27, 2023 = 3/23/23 ->32-7-23
  • March 28, 2023 = 3/24/23 -> 32-8-23
  • March 29, 2023 = 3/25/23 -> 32-9-23

This series of palindrome dates is called a palindrome week, where the dates are a palindrome for an entire week! The rarity, however, will increase depending on the format.

In this example, the following format is month/day/year in an m/dd/yy format. Suppose the format is mm/dd/yyyy, the rarity of the palindrome increases. For example, the first palindrome of the century was on October 2, 2001, written as 10-02-2001.

There are also some exciting dates that have their unique pattern, such as new year’s day, January 1, 2023 or written as 1/1/23. This pattern displays the Fibonacci Sequence, where the arrangement starts with 1+1=2, 1+2=3, and so forth. 

What Significance Does A Palindrome Have?

Humans love to see patterns in everything. Like it’s a built-in function for humans to distinguish a different kind of thinking pattern that separates us from other living organisms. Due to this, we can think abstractly and unconventionally, allowing us to change the nature of things. 

However, it also means we tend to associate patterns with unrelated things, in short, superstitions. Some cultures see specific numbers as lucky and unlucky. For example, many western cultures perceive the number 3 as fortunate, which is frequently seen in this year’s palindromes. 

The Lucky Number 3

“Third time’s the charm” is a famous English saying, meaning a third attempt at something might be fruitful. Moreover, in Korean culture, the number 3 is considered the luckiest number since the character for 1 represents the sky, and the character for 2 represents the earth. Therefore, the number 3 can mean control over heaven and earth.

In Italy, it’s also believed that the number 3 means balance and strength. This is because the triangle, which they believe represents balance and strength, has 3 sides.

Some cultures, however, avoid the number 3 in some things. For example, Japanese and Vietnamese cultures generally avoid taking pictures in 3 due to an old superstition believing that the person in the middle of the photo will die soon.

Ambigram Palindromes

What’s better than a palindrome, you ask? What about a palindrome that can be the same when you write it backward and even when you flip it upside-down? The most recent ambigram palindrome was not that long ago, back on February 22, 2022, written in the European date format, dd/mm/yyyy. 

If you write down the date, 22/02/2022, without separation, it’s 22022022, which can be written reverse and upside-down. However, nothing can beat the palindrome ambigram on November 11, 2011! Written the date format mm/dd/yy or dd/mm/yy; it’s 11/11/11. It doesn’t matter since it’s all one! –WhatALife!/Vaughn

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Also read: LIST: Palindrome Dates in 2021, 2022

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