Tuesday marks the beginning of the final palindrome week of this century. (Well, actually it's 10 days)

For 10 consecutive days, the date — written in the m-dd-yy format — will be the same forwards and backwards:

  • 9-10-19
  • 9-11-19
  • 9-12-19
  • 9-13-19
  • 9-14-19
  • 9-15-19
  • 9-16-19
  • 9-17-19
  • 9-18-19
  • 9-19-19

Palindromes are words, phrases or sequences that can be read the same forwards as backwards.

When writing the date in the m-dd-yy format, each century has nine years with 10 Palindrome Days in a row — the next time this will happen will be in the years 2111-2119.

Palindrome weeks are not so rare. Beginning in 2011, every year has had 10 consecutive Palindrome Days. In 2011, this occurred in January and has bumped one month later in each successive calendar year.

Each century has nine years with 10 Palindrome Days in a row — the next time this will happen will be in the years 2111-2119.

According to Timeanddate.com, there are 12 Palindrome Days in the 21st century in the mm-dd-yyyy format. The first one was on October 2, 2001 (10-02-2001) and the last one will be on September 2, 2090 (09-02-2090).

Hat tip to Elwin Huffman for bringing this info to my attention.