Which day of March 2020 is today?

Sat, Sep 5, 2020

Today is March the 189th, 2020.

I like the COVID meme of counting the days since the beginning of March, the approximate beginning of the pandemic here in the US. Somehow it nicely expresses how frustratingly long and bizarre this year has been.

Here’s a quick shell one-liner to get the date:

echo "Today is March the $((($(date +%s)-$(date +%s --date "2020-02-29"))/(3600*24)))th"