Wednesday, January 20, 2021

For USA, Belize, and Micronesia

Today's date is a palindrome. 1-20-21 -  but only for those three countries where the date is written in numbers with month-day-year, though it's optional in the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, and Canada. Most countries write day-month-year. Personally, I like the way it's done in China, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Taiwan, Hungary, Lithuania and Iran, and is also used secondarily in some countries in Europe and Asia - year, month, day. [see this page].  I like the year-month-day order because they line up in chronological order in digital lists - like with file names in a folder. If all factors hold constant, the next time a presidential inauguration happens on a palindrome day in the US, Belize, and Micronesia, it will be more than a thousand years from now.

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