International Talk Like a Pirate Day, Sept,19th, 2023
What is International Talk Like a Pirate Day?
International Talk Like a Pirate Day was created as a playful idea between two friends in 1995. Since then, this whimsical event has turned into a fun faux holiday.
People from around the world take this day as an opportunity to immerse themselves in the spirit of the old seafaring days by tapping into their inner Jack Sparrow by speaking like pirates throughout the entire day.
When is International Talk Like a Pirate Day 2023?
International Talk Like a Pirate Day is celebrated worldwide on September 19th. The date for this event may change from year to year, so it's important to check and mark your calendar accordingly so you don't miss out on the fun!
What is the History of International Talk Like a Pirate Day?
Legend has it that in 1995, two friends hailing from Oregon, John Baur and Mark Summers, famously known as "Ol' Chumbucket" and "Cap'n Slappy," came up with the whimsical concept that later became known as International Talk Like a Pirate Day. The inspiration struck during a game of racquetball when one of them spontaneously exclaimed "Arrrr!" and began mimicking a pirate's speech. This humorous moment planted the seed of an idea: to dedicate a specific day each year to speaking like pirates.
Their contagious enthusiasm couldn't be contained, and the dynamic duo decided to share their playful creation with the famous author and comedian, Dave Barry. With his extensive reach and influence, Dave Barry pushed the day into the spotlight, giving it nationwide exposure. As the years passed, International Talk Like a Pirate Day gained immense popularity, transcending borders to become an internationally celebrated event. Today, many countries join in on the fun and celebration of this comic day!
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