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Programmer's Day


Today is the 256th day of the year... Programmer's Day for leap years.

Programmer's Day is a whimsical "holiday" on the 256th day of the year celebrated mostly by computer programmers. The reason for this is that 256 is equal to 2 to the power of 8, which is equal to the number of values that it is possible to represent in a byte of data. Traditions include drinking, acting silly, coding silly programs, mini computer games, playing with old computers, etc.

Programmer's Day usually falls on September 13th; on leap years, it is September 12th, due to the addition of February 29th into the calendar.


Source: Wikipedia.org

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