When Is the Next Palindrome Date?

A palindrome is a term for when a word or phrase is spelled the same way backward as it is forward. Some examples of palindromes include level, kayak, civic, and radar. But palindromes aren’t limited to words. Number sequences, dates, and times can also be palindromes: 3/20/23 or 11:11. Learn more about the good luck of 11:11 and 11/11.

Palindrome dates are especially notable because they are very rare. For this reason, they are believed to be lucky. There are only 14 palindrome dates (including the year) this century.

21st Century Palindrome Dates

  • October 2, 2001 (10-02-2001)
  • January 2, 2010 (01-02-2010)
  • November 2, 2011 (11-02-2011)
  • February 2, 2020 (02-02-2020)
  • December 2, 2021 (12-02-2021)
  • March 2, 2023 (3-2-23)
  • March 20, 2023 (3-20-2023)
  • March 2, 2030 (03-02-2030)
  • April 2, 2040 (04-02-2040)
  • May 2, 2050 (05-02-2050)
  • June 2, 2060 (06-02-2060)
  • July 2, 2070 (07-02-2070)
  • August 2, 2080 (08-02-2080)
  • September 2, 2090 (09-02-2090)

Why February 2, 2020 was so rare

02/02/2020 was especially special because it has the distinction of reading the same backward and forward when written out in eight digits in multiple date systems. For example, in European countries, dates are written as day/month/year, so the date works as a palindrome in this format, or in the typical U.S. format of month/day/year.

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Jaime McLeod

Jaime McLeod is a longtime journalist who has written for a wide variety of newspapers, magazines, and websites, including MTV.com. She enjoys the outdoors, growing and eating organic food, and is interested in all aspects of natural wellness.

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Rajaji

But you mention December

Rajaji

Bro what about 12-02-2021.
12022021 = 12022021

prof premraj pushpakaran

prof premraj pushpakaran writes– october 7, 2017 is also a palindrome day!!!

Kevin H

Today should have been a worldwide holiday.

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