It’s not every day that we see a date that is an example of a palindrome and an ambigram.
Today’s date, 2/22/22, is pretty rare, given that it can be read from left to right, right to left, and upside down.
Palindrome – or ‘mirror dates’ – only come around every so often, and we won’t see the next one for nearly a decade, so use 2/22/22 to your advantage.
Keep reading to find out exactly when we can expect to see another palindrome date.
Palindrome dates explained
Sometimes called a ‘mirror date’, palindrome dates can be read in either direction, and still make the same date.
For example, 2/22/22 read from right to left, as opposed to left to right, would still read as 2/22/22.
Other examples of palindrome dates, written in dd/mm/yy format, include 29/02/2092 and 10/02/2001.
The date 2/22/22, however, is especially significant because it is also an example of an ambigram, which still holds meaning upside down. The number 2 is an ambigram number, alongside 0, 1, and 8.
When is the next palindrome date?
Seeing a palindrome date is a pretty rare phenomenon, and we won’t see the next one for almost a decade.
The next palindrome date will be 3rd of February 2030, written as in dd/mm/yy format.
That will then be followed by 13/02/2031, 23/02/2032, and 04/02/2040. That’s quite a while away!
The date 10/02/2001 was one of the earliest palindrome dates in modern times, and according to National World, the last for a very long time will be on 29/12/2192.
When is the next ambigram date?
If you want to see another ambigram date, like 2/22/22, the wait will be even longer.
The next ambigram date won’t happen until 08/02/2080, and then again on 18/02/2081, making 2/22/22 all the more special.
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