Today is a very special occasion — the date is a palindrome, meaning it is the same when read forwards and backwards.
It is February 2, 2020, or 02/02/2020, at just after 2 a.m., it was 02:02:20 on 02/02/2020.
This is the only time such a date will occur this century.
The previous palindrome date in all formats came 909 years ago on 11/11/1111.
The next will come in 101 years on 12/12/2121 and after that there will not be another until 03/03/3030.
Palindrome comes from the Greek words “palin,” which means “again, back” and “dromos,” meaning “running,” according to Dictionary.com. So palindrome is a word or phrase that runs back on itself.